# Is it true that one by land and two by sea?

Keep This Word! Longfellow's words in his poem "Paul Revere's Journey" to describe the signal used to direct the "midnight ride of Paul Revere" at the outset of the Revolutionary War. The word "helly-ho!" has come to mean a warning or call to action.

Helly-ho! All hands to their guns! Blow, wind, blow; crack your cheeks, O Sea! We will sail away from here! For he who sails against the wind, sails alone...

Give me your hand, friend! Come, hoist up the jib! Let us go find some trouble to get into!

One man's terror is another man's thrill. The world is full of adventure - even in Boston. During the French and Indian War, Paul Revere warns that British troops are coming to arrest him for spreading news about the war. He escapes but not before being taken prisoner himself. In prison, he meets other prisoners including Samuel Adams who is organizing a group to fight against Britain. When they are released on bail, the men decide to go down to Plymouth Rock and begin the war anyway.

## Is it by land or by sea?

One if traveling by land, and two if traveling by water. The word "hell" appears 13 times in this poem.

## What does one hundredth by land mean by two hundredths by sea?

In his poem Paul Revere's Ride, American poet Henry W. Longfellow invented the term "one, if by land, and two, if by water." It was an allusion to Revere's famous journey from Boston to Concord on the eve of the American Revolutionary War. During this ride, he warned the colonists that a war with Britain was imminent.

Land measures go only up to one hundred thousand dollars (\$100,000). Water is measured in square feet or meters. One hundredth by land means ten thousand dollars (\$10,000) and twenty-five hundred square feet (\$25,500). By adding together these amounts, we get that the cost of transporting the gold from South America to Europe is about six million dollars (\$6,000,000).

The poem tells us that if money were no object, then shipping gold would be the most efficient way to transport it from South America to Europe. However, since money is not infinite, we need to look at other factors such as water quality, supply, etc.

## What does the phrase mean, one if by land, two if by sea?

The signal was intended to warn patriots about the path chosen by British forces to approach to Concord. Thus, "one if by land, two if by sea" became a common expression used to describe a plan or strategy that depends on multiple factors to come together at once.

Revere originally called out "two hundred guns" when he rode into Lexington on April 18, 1775 but only shot one gun because there were no loaded weapons available. He left before the rest of his team could arrive so they didn't know what kind of message he had sent. When they returned later that night, they found out that the redcoats had attacked some colonists in another town so they changed their signal to "the fight is on!"

You may have seen this expression used in slogans, advertisements, and other forms of media. It usually implies that success is likely if you do several things at the same time.

In conclusion, "one if by land, two if by sea" means that there are many factors involved in achieving success and depending on which part fails, your entire plan might collapse.

## What does "across the white-capped ocean seas" mean?

"I owe the gods an enormous debt of gratitude" (lines 385-387) Why does the chorus depict man as traveling "over the white-capped ocean waters" (line 390)? - The chorus use this metaphor to demonstrate how humans use the oceans to travel. Humans have used many different types of vehicles such as boats, airplanes, and cars to travel across land and water. The fact that the chorus uses this metaphor to describe how humans travel shows that they believe that humans can escape from their world and reach other worlds with ships.

This line also contains two words that are written together: "white-capped". These words are called "dihyphnames" which means "having white heads". They come from the Greek word for snow and probably refer to the white caps on sea waves. Although there are other things that can cause water waves to be white or capped with ice, for example icebergs, the chorus probably use this image because it describes the waves perfectly.

Also, notice that this line describes the oceans as "white-capped waves". This shows that the oceans are full of energy because waves are the result of moving bodies of water interacting with each other or something else. It is possible that these waves could be large enough to drown people but this isn't true because ships have been built that are able to sail in areas where there are dangerous waves such as off the coast of Africa or Australia.

## Why must the poet go down to the sea again?

A motif of yearning for independence and an adventurous ocean emerges. This hope is plainly seen in the verse "I must go down to the waters again." Images such as "gray mist" and "a gray morning dawning," for example, bring the poetry to life by appealing to the senses. The poet longs to break free from his or her circumstances and live a new life.

What does this mean? A lot! It means leaving home, learning new skills, making mistakes, discovering strength you never knew you had...and still more adventure! The poet goes down to the waters again because they offer freedom.

Down here you are on your own; no one can tell you what to do or how to do it. You get to decide everything: where to go, who to talk to, what to write about. There's no right or wrong way to do things. You just have to try something new every day. That's the only way you're going to discover any new strengths you might not have known you had.

The poet wants to escape their daily routine and be someone else for a while. They want to feel alive again with new possibilities. The ocean offers them freedom but also a huge risk since anything could happen at any moment. However, that feeling of danger is part of what makes the trip exciting!

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