The Highwayman

The Highwayman

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  • At the beginning the Highwayman man is riding down the road to see his beloved Bess
  • Repetition: "And the Highwayman came riding-riding-riding"
  • The Highwayman is a wealthy robber and Bess is a wealthy woman and they love each other and they are having a conversation about stealing 
  • Rhyme: "One kiss my bonny sweetheart, i'm after a prize tonight, but I shall be back before the morning light
  • Simile: "His hair like moldy hay"
  • Tim the Ostler listened in to their conversation and snitched on them to the Redcoats 
  • The rhyme in the poem creates a unique tone to the poem 
  • Then, the Redcoats came marching in to the Inn and capture Bess
  • The rhyme emphasizes how the Highwayman would steal for Bess and it also emphasizes how much her loves her and cares for her 
  • Bess hears the Highwayman coming and she decided to sacrifice herself to warn him 
  • The simile describes how Tim's hair looks like 
  • Lastly, The Highwayman runs away but decides to come back for revenge and ends up getting shot as well andthe story becomes a ghost love story 
  • The alliteration shows how she's preparing for whatever is going to happen next
  • Alliteration: "She stood up straight and still"
  • This helps the reader understand that the Highwayman is coming near
  • Onomatopoeia: "Tlot-Tlot-Tlot"
  • The metaphor gives the reader a sense of imagery of what color his coat was when he was shot
  • Metaphor- "Wine-Red was his velvet coat when they shot him" 
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