In this way, why did Longfellow write Paul Revere's ride?
"Paul Revere's Ride" was published in the January 1861, issue of The Atlantic magazine on December 20, 1860, just as South Carolina became the first state to secede from the United States. The poem was meant to appeal to Northerners' sense of urgency and, as a call for action, noted that history favors the courageous.
In this way, what really happened on Paul Revere's ride?
The purpose of Paul Revere's midnight ride, as you may recall from your high school history class, was to race to Concord to warn Patriots Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British troops - 700 of them - were marching to Concord to arrest them. True, warning Adams and Hancock triggered Revere's ride from Boston.
(To alert the Revolutionaries that the British were coming to attack them.) What was the author's purpose in writing this poem? (To inform and entertain the reader of Paul Revere's famous mid-night.) Students use notes and poem to create a Scratch reenactment of Paul Revere's Ride.