How Longfellow Created a Legend, or A Little Encouragement for Mid-NaNoWriMo Blues

Listen my children, and you shall hear… My guess is almost anyone who reads those words can finish the sentence. …of the midnight ride of Paul Revere. Longfellow’s poem about Paul Revere’s daring ride through the night to warn Patriot minutemen about the imminent British attack is probably one of…

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Paul Revere: A Messenger’s Tale

Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year. Excerpt from “Paul Revere’s Ride,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Two hundred and thirty-eight years ago tomorrow,…

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