The Highwayman - William Harrington

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  • The highwayman rides  up to the old inn door.
  • Repetiton The highwayman came riding-- riding--riding
  • Tim listens to their conversation.
  • Similie Dumb as a dog he listened, and heard the robber say--
  • A red coat troop came marching up to the inn.
  • Metaphor When the road was a gypsy's ribbon.
  • It emphasizes the fact that he is riding up to the old inn-door.
  • Bess kills herself so that the highwayman wont come to the house.
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  • Rhyme For the road lay bare in the moonlight; blank and bare in the moonlight;
  • This suggests that he eavesdrops on the robber and Bess' conversation, unaware what he is about to hear.
  • The  Highwayman finds  out about how bess died. 
  • Imagery Blood-red where his spurs in the golden noon.
  • This shows or describes that the road was wavey and full of travelers.
  • The highwayman becomes a ghost along with Bess.
  • Rhythm The highwayman came riding--riding--riding up to the old inn door
  • The Rhyming in this stanza emphasizes that there is moonlight, and that the robber hasn't returned yet.
  • This tells us what the surroundings of him looks like.
  • The rhythm suggests that he has been riding for a while.
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