The Highway Man

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  • the highway man trots up to an inn.
  • "Over the cobbles he clattered and clashed in the dark inn-yard."  The sound device is alliteration
  • He whistled and the landlord's daughter opened the door to the inn.
  • But the landlord’s black-eyed daughter,          Bess, the landlord’s daughter Repetition.
  • Tim, the ostler, listened to a conversation between the highway man and Bess in order to find a way to get rid of him because Tim loves Bess.
  • Where Tim the ostler listened. His face was white and peaked.    His eyes were hollows of madness, his hair like moldy hay,    But he loved the landlord’s daughter, The landlord’s red-lipped daughter.  Dumb as a dog he listened, and he heard the robber say.  Simile
  • It emphasizes the effect of the horse sound on stone and helps with imagery.
  • King George's men raided the landlord's inn and kidnapped Bess, looking for the Highway Man.
  • There was death at every window;  And hell at one dark window.  For Bess could see, through her casement, the road that he would ride.  Repetition.
  • It reveals that the highway man and Bess have a relationship
  • Bess and King George's men are on a wagon and are going back to King George when the highway man comes by to stop them
  • It show that Tim despises the highway man because he calls him a robber but freezes whenever he sees Bess and listens to whatever she has to say.
  • The highway man and Bess die.
  • Had watched for her love in the moonlight, and died in the darkness there.  When they shot him down on the highway, Down like a dog on the highway.  Alliteration
  • The repetition of dark things (not the words) foreshadows that something bad is about to happen to the highway man.
  • The words that are used reveals a sort of aurora that someone is going to die.
  • They had bound a musket beside her, with the muzzle beneath her breast!  “Now, keep good watch!” and they kissed her. She heard the doomed man say "Look for me by moonlight;  Watch for me by moonlight;  I’ll come to thee by moonlight, though hell should bar the way!"  Foreshadowing that someone may die.
  • The alliteration emphasizes on how they are dead and that they died on the highway, where the highway man's job is.
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