Paul Revere's Ride By Henry Longfellow

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American Romanticism emerged after America gained it’s independence from Britain. The movement began in Europe and quickly spread across the world. As American literature and art transitioned from Puritanism to Romanticism, God and religion were not the main ideas of these things anymore. Romantic pieces tended to focus on the beauty of nature, imagination, and emotion. Authors like Henry Longfellow would write uplifting romanticized pieces. For example, his story Paul Revere’s Ride was based of true events, but enhanced a bit to create the romantic effect. He sets the focus of the story on Revere as he sets out on his important mission. Although factually there were others helping with the operation, the poem was written to make Revere
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