5 thoughts on “What is “two if by sea” by Andrew Wyeth about?

  1. paul rever was to get certain signals-one flash of light if the british were arriving on land,2 flashes if they were arriving by sea.theres a poem about it-“the midnight ride of paul revere.”by the way,sybil luddington of new york rode farther and longer than revere did,to warn of the british arriving in danbury connecticut,but no one wrote her a famous poem,except for a statue in carmel,new york,she is not well known.

  2. First of all…Andrew Wyeth was a painter, not a writer. There are a lot of paintings with sea in the title…he did a series of seascapes..Wind From The Sea being the most known. There may be a painting with that title, but I can’t find it, and I don’t recall it.

    However, if you are talking of the famous line from the poem : thats from Paul Revere’s Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow…

    He said to his friend, “If the British march
    By land or sea from the town to-night,
    Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch
    Of the North Church tower as a signal light,–
    One if by land, and two if by sea;
    And I on the opposite shore will be,
    Ready to ride and spread the alarm
    Through every Middlesex village and farm,
    For the country folk to be up and to arm.”

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