Battle of Lexington Essay

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Battle of Lexington

The American Revolution was a tough time for America and the people who fought it. Many
wars were fought and many people died, but throughout the whole events moments of
inspiration were evident. One such time was in the Battle of Lexington which took place on
April 19th, 1775 and one such poem the truly reflects it is called The Battle of Lexington
which was written by Sidney Lanier. The poem reflects the thoughts of this man and Paul
Revere during this time.

In the first stanza Mr. Lanier tells Paul revere to ride fast and hard to Lexington so he
can tell others that the British are coming. It is evident that he has to be in a rush
because Lanier says, "While the way is clear". This shows that this option might not be
open for a long time so Mr. Revere will have to ride fast. In the next stanza, the British
are starting to cross the river and so a man name Deven, is trying to help Paul Revere. As
he leaves Deven watches him ride into the night with what I think admiration. Also as he
is leaving Deven is watching the British come closer and so I think this is a tragic point
for him to accept.

As the story goes on it is the next morning, and attention is called to a man named John
Parker. At this point the British soldiers along with General Gage were marching toward
concord. When this occurred there were also minutemen or the American soldiers waiting
there as well to engage in a battle. This is seen in the poem. The man tells John Parker
to look outside his windows and to witness independence. He says this because both men
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