Explain Longfellow's use of poetic elements in "Paul Revere's Ride."

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The most obvious poetic elements Longfellow uses are rhyme and rhythm. You almost feel like you're chanting when you read the poem aloud. The rhythm also helps you to feel the urgency of Paul Revere's mission to warn the people.

Another device Longfellow uses frequently in the poem is alliteration . Some examples...

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