The night of Lexington and Concord was significant to many, known as the start to the American Revolution. It was a symbol of truth and the changing future to the Patriots. The British considered it to demand their position in power over colonists and neutralists had to choose a side. This was the night Paul Revere and other patriots rode to the towns, echoing their bold senses to the people and warning about the British, described in "Paul Revere’s Ride” poem and Revere's letter to Jeremy Belknap. To the superiority of that night, people argue that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem is one of the most convincing, descriptive primary source found about that night. However, others question the dependability of "Paul Revere's Ride" in terms of exceeding differences between the poem and Revere's letter, including Longfellow's purpose in duty. Despite the importance of "Paul Revere's Ride", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem is not considered a reliable source of historical information.
One of the most acknowledged ideas arguing the validity of "Paul Revere's Ride" are the structural differences between the two sources, including the focused aspects of each writing. Longfellow's poem: "Paul Revere's Ride" focuses on Revere's strength and determination one sided. For example, the poem states how, "Then, impetuous, stamped the earth, And turned and tightened his saddle‐girth; But mostly he watched with eager search The belfry‐tower of the Old North Church..." The description