Comparison Of Poems

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Comparison of Poems In “Paul Revere’s Ride” by Henry W. Longfellow and “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Lord Tennyson Alfred, they are both a very important part of history. “Paul Revere’s Ride” was a very big part of the American Revolution and helped out the American soldiers. “The Charge of the Light Brigade” occurred during the Crimean War. It was fought between Russia and a number of other nations including Great Britain. They have many differences and similarities in these two poems. In the poem “Paul Revere’s Ride” the words that the author uses are very detailed and understandable. There are very many figurative devices in the poem. “On the rising tide like a bridge of boats” is an example of a simile which is a figurative device. In this poem the author is making a humongous part of history into a fun, easy to read poem. The poem is very structured story because the author uses a rhyme scheme. While reading the magnificent poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade” it is easy to feel the excitement that the author puts in the story. The poem seems to be structured, but in a way it is also free verse. The way the poem is written, there is repetition repeatedly. One example is when the poem says “Cannon to the right of them, Cannon to the left of them, Cannon behind them.” The author says this at the beginning and the end of the poem to make it clear to the reader that they’re surrounded during the war. This is a very extreme, exciting poem. These two poems were very important and educational about the existence and history of men. “Paul Revere’s Ride” is a very well written poem and is a very extravagant poem. “The Charge of the Light Brigade” was a very hard poem to read, but is very exploring into the world of war. Both poems were enjoyable to read and fun. As these poems show life before our time was very hard-fought and amazingly
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