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Paul Revere

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Erika Brownlee

on 12 May 2013

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Patriotic Symbols Paul Revere Rides on a Saddle of Lies All of these images were created or staged in order to stir patriotism in the viewer: Paul Revere's ride, according to a 2nd grader: Source of the Myth "Paul Revere's Ride", by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Raising flag at Iwo Jima 9/11 Firemen Uncle Sam What other patriotic symbols might have been created to manipulate our emotions? "He made a midnight ride from Boston to Concord in 1775" "He single-handedly warned the countryside that 'the British are coming!'" "He learned how the British would attack--'One if by land, two if by sea'" Most of what we learn about Paul Revere and his midnight ride can be traced to Longfellow's poem How historically accurate is his account? What Longfellow says: One if by land, and two if by sea;
And I on the opposite shore will be, What really happened Revere knew the British plans ahead of time. He was the one who ordered the lanterns to be lit, so he wasn't waiting around for a signal. What Longfellow says: Then he said "Good-night!" and with muffled oar
Silently rowed to the Charlestown shore, What really happened Revere did row to Charlestown, but he did not go alone.

He was rowed by two associates, and given a horse on the other side. What Longfellow says: It was twelve by the village clock
When he crossed the bridge into Medford town... It was one by the village clock,
When he galloped into Lexington... It was two by the village clock,
When he came to the bridge in Concord town. This sure makes it seem like he rode alone What really happened Revere did ride into Lexington, arriving near midnight.

He was, however, joined shortly after by William Dawes, who left Boston at nearly the same time by a different route. What Longfellow says: It was two by the village clock,
When he came to the bridge in Concord town. What really happened Paul Revere never made it to Concord.

He was arrested along the way, questioned and released.

Prescott was the only man who made it to Concord Why did Longfellow change the story? Longfellow wrote the poem in 1861. This was just before the start of the Civil War. The Birth of an Icon Longfellow wanted to create an icon that Northerners could rally behind. He wanted to instill a sense of patriotism so people would fight for his cause. Works cited “Paul Revere’s Ride.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc, 19 March 2013. Web. 26 April 2013.

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