Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Paul Revere House

Lots of good info about how the actual ride went down, plus a biography.

Revere Biography

Information on Revere from PBS.

Battles of Lexington and Concord

Some more detail about the first battles of the American Revolution, for all you history buffs.

Audio

A Reading of the Poem

The poem read by Bridget Rafferty. It's good to hear this read out loud, and to hear the choices she makes about what to emphasize.

Another Reading

This guy sounds a little like the ghost of Longfellow!

Pics

Map of Paul's Ride

This will help you keep track of the geography in the poem.  It also has some good photos of landmarks and drawings of the famous night.

Portrait of Revere by John Singleton Copley

This is the most famous picture of Revere, painted by the colonial American painter John Singleton Copley.  Revere was a silversmith, which explains the teapot.

Video

Weird Photo Animation

This is worth checking out.  Someone has animated Longfellow's picture to make it look like he's reading the poem. 

Christopher Walken as a British General

From some old TV series.  Walken plays a white-wigged British soldier sent to arrest Revere.  The acting isn't great, but Shmoop can't get enough of Walken.

Schoolhouse Rock

A classic cartoon, if a little cheesy.  Paul just has a small role here, since they cover the whole Revolutionary War.

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