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Comment 8 of 38, added on April 30th, 2007 at 5:37 PM.
I really love this poem, but they left out a bunch of important people!!
*cough* Dr. Samuel Prescott (I think that's his name) *cough* *cough*
Bob from United States
Comment 7 of 38, added on March 30th, 2006 at 3:23 PM.
I feel that this poem is a remarkable portrayal of Mr.Longfellow's feelings
and emotions during the time he went over the event. The passion he put
behind this poem is incredible and truly displays and helps the reader's
mind picture this happening. Paul Revere's ride was a truly inspiring
experience to all people and represents what I fell to be a struggle to
save loved ones, including a country.
Carrissa from United States
Comment 6 of 38, added on December 28th, 2005 at 1:34 PM.
I attended a teaching seminar last May that included an analysis of "Paul
Revere's Ride". The instructor of the seminar was of the opinion (I can't
find further evidence of this) that the poem may have been a reminder of
how much this country had suffered to become independent and a plea to keep
the country intact. It was written in 1860 and published in January 1861.
If you remember your US history, 1861 was the year that the Civil War
started. It has been and will continue to be one of my favorite poems.
Reread the poem and see what you think!
Rayna from United States
Comment 5 of 38, added on December 23rd, 2005 at 5:12 AM.
After a sleepless night, at 4 a.m. two days before Christmas, I've read
again this poem from childhood. This time it brought blinding tears to my
eyes in thankfulness for those brilliant 18th century architects of our
wonderful country -- they had the foresight at that time of what it would
mean for generations of Americans if they were successful. If they had
failed, as rebels they knew they would surely be hung as traitors. I thank
them all for their courage. Thank you, Mr. Longfellow!
Sandy Fowler from United States
Comment 4 of 38, added on August 28th, 2005 at 7:41 PM.
For a marvelous description of Paul Revere, his compatriots, and the events
surrounding his midnight ride, read the book "Paul Revere's Ride" by David
Hackett Fischer. (ISBN 0-19-509831-5 in paperback)
Bill from United States
Comment 3 of 38, added on August 25th, 2005 at 1:41 PM.
This poem was one of my favorites from elementary school. I was required
to memorize the first few stanzas. In re-reading it again now after many
years, I still feel the same energy and spirit that I did when I first read
it as a child. I visited Boston a number of years ago and that experience,
too, gives me a better appreciation of this poem and it's telling of such
an historic time.
SuAnn from United States
Comment 2 of 38, added on August 4th, 2005 at 1:46 PM.
I have been to Boston recently, I visited the Old North Church, the statue
of Paul Revere, and Paul Revere's grave site. After that visit this poem
has new meaning to me, it is the most wonderful poem to me now!
Jenna from United States
Comment 1 of 38, added on June 23rd, 2005 at 8:24 PM.
We visited Boston recently and they told us on two tours that Paul Revere
had 16 children by 2 wives (Sarah and Rachel each having 8 children) The
tour guides told us that Paul Revere was not wealthy enough to have a horse
(too many children to raise) and he was walking or running for a while
until some locals gave him a horse.
The Longfellow poem may give another impression but in the interest of the
poem , it reads better to assume Paul had the horse the whole time.
Gail from United States
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