The Birth of an American Hero: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow???s ???Paul Revere???s Ride???
Students examine the heroic archetype and apply it to the history of Paul Revere's Ride and to Longfellow's poem, "Paul Revere's Ride." They identify heroic qualities, discuss archetypes, read and discuss Joseph Campbell's "Stages of the Hero," and apply the heroic archetype to Paul Revere.