Washington Crossing The Delaware: Literary Analysis

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Although the poem and the picture bear some minor similarities, the difference between the poem and the painting, Washington Crossing the Delaware, are clear. Both sources use themes that can be useful, but the poem uses more descriptive and vivid language.

One of the things that both of the sources share in common, other than the title, is their thematic statements. The thematic statement is, “Things may be lighter or better on the other side.” In the picture’s case is how it goes from dark to light, on the other side (land) represents their victory of crossing the river, and how George Washington and a few other followers are facing ahead towards the land (destination) (Leutze Washington Crossing the Delaware). The evidence in the poem