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Honors Project 1: “Paul Revere’s Ride” and American Mythology

Read “Paul Revere’s Ride,” and complete the online lesson. Complete this assignment, and submit it to your teacher by the due date for credit. Use the project time line to pace your work on this project.

Total score: ____ of 75 points

(Score for Question 1: ___ of 10 points)

What are the differences between the historical account and the story that Longfellow tells? Explain at least two differences.

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(Score for Question 2: ___ of 10 points)

How do Longfellow’s factual inaccuracies establish Revere as the hero of an American mythology or legend?

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(Score for Question 3: ___ of 10 points)

In this poem, Longfellow establishes a tone of deep reverence. How does he accomplish this tone and why is it important?

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(Score for Question 4: ___ of 45 points)

National mythologies are made up of stories and literary works that advance a nation’s values and ideals, celebrate its heroes, and commemorate its defining events. How does Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “Paul Revere’s Ride” do each of these things? Cite specific examples from the poem in your response.

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