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Paul Revere's Ride

Paul Revere's Ride


by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Paul Revere's Ride Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. Does this seem like a patriotic poem? Do you think it's important to be patriotic?
  2. Longfellow gets some of his facts wrong in this poem. Is that a problem? Is it important for a poem like this to be historically correct?
  3. Are you inspired by the American Revolution? Does this poem make you feel proud and excited?
  4. Why don't people use their middle names anymore? Shmoop misses that. Maybe we'll name our kid Henry Wadsworth Shmoop. (OK, maybe not.)
  5. If you had to write a modern version of this poem about a really motivating moment for America, what event would you write about?

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