Cameron Metz

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  • First, the Highwayman was riding in the night.
  • Metaphor - "The moon was a ghostly galleon." Repetition - "riding - riding - riding."
  • Repetition - "a-twinkle" Personification - "His pistol butts a-twinkle."
  • Next, he meets Bess and starts talking to her.
  • Then, he kissed her and left.
  • Personification - "Though hell should bar the way."
  • This metaphor suggests it was nighttime. This repetition stresses the importance of this word.
  • Then King George's men came and captured Bess.
  • Rhyme - Noon, moon.  Moor, door.  Instead, bed.  Side, ride. Hyperbole - "There was death at every window."
  • This personification says that the Highwayman's gun is butting a-twinkle.
  • After, Bess is all tied up and ends up committing suicide.
  • Imagery - "The highwayman came riding - riding - riding." Onomatopoeia - "tlot tlot, tlot tlot."
  • This personification suggests that it will cost a lot of pain to go further.
  • Lastly, the Highwayman goes back with his sword, and then he gets shot.
  • Simile - "Down like a dog on the highway." Personification - "White road smoking behind him."
  • The rhyme suggests that this is a poem, not a short story. The hyperbole suggests that death was at every window, so it was exaggerating.
  • The imagery says that you can sense the Highwayman riding in the night. The onomatopoeia gives you can idea of what the horse trots sounded like.
  • The simile suggests that the Highwayman was dead like a dog would be on a highway. The personification says the white road was smoking, but it wouldn't be able to do that in real life.
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