“Concord Hymn” About the Battle of Lexington and Concord…one of the first battle of the American Revolution.
“Concord Hymn” • Written for the monument dedication on July 4, 1837. • Emerson was asked by the Monument Committee to write something for the event.
“Concord Hymn” • Originally sung at the dedication • Written in a rhythm that allows it to be easily put to music
“Concord Hymn” Metonymy • Type of figurative language • Use a word or expression as a substitute for a related term.
“Concord Hymn” Metonymy • Example: • The Pen is mightier than the Sword. • PEN is being used in place of words or writing • SWORD is being used in place of fighting, force, or violence.