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1. What is the best paraphrase of these lines from "Paul Revere's Ride"?

And the spark struck out by that steed in his flight, kindled the land into flame with it's heat.

A. Sparks from Paul Revere's horse started a brush fire.
B. Paul Revere's horse sparked fear in everyone who saw it riding across the land****
c. Paul Revere wiped out the spark of victory in the British troops.
D. Paul Revere's ride helped ignite a rebellion across colonies.

Please help me :)

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  1. No.

    This is a metaphor, not to be taken literally.

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  2. You must take it in context. I hope you have read the entire poem, not just trying to guess about these two lines in the middle of the whole thing!

    ...
    A hurry of hoofs in a village street,
    A shape in the moonlight, a bulk in the dark,
    And beneath, from the pebbles, in passing, a spark
    Struck out by a steed flying fearless and fleet;
    That was all! And yet, through the gloom and the light,
    The fate of a nation was riding that night;
    And the spark struck out by that steed, in his flight,
    Kindled the land into flame with its heat.

    ...
    http://poetry.eserver.org/paul-revere.html

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  3. This is probably too late to answer but for anyone who needs the answer. The answer is D. Paul Revere's ride helped ignite a rebellion across colonies.

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  5. Jazzzmin is correct!! 5/5!

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  6. JAZZZMIN IS 100% CORRECT!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. thank you jazzzmin!!

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  8. JAZ THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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