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what is the meaning of the " as if they already stood aghast at the bloody work they would look upon form the poem Paul Revere

Where does this come from? Context is needed.

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It comes from the poem Paul Revere by Longfellow. Then line before is And the meeting house windows, blank and bare gaze at him with a spectral glare.

Longfellow uses personification here as he sees the windows blankly staring out. He imagines that they have already seen the bloody battles of the Revolutionary War.

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