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The Highwayman
"The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes Analysis "And the highwayman came riding–– Riding––
riding––". "The Highwayman" is a short narrative and imagery poem created by the author Alfred
Noyes, a famous poet from the 20th century. In the poem, it depicts a highwayman riding towards an
inn. The setting is generally strange and frightening, and gives foreshadowing on what is to happen.
In his poem "The Highwayman", Alfred Noyes uses sound and poetic devices to create a disturbing
and unnatural illustration in the mind of his readers. The theme is man and nature. With a short
poem, it is hard to understand the theme, but as shown from even the beginning lines of the poem,
it's atmosphere seems to overwhelm readers. Alfred Noyes seems to remind us about...show more
content...
Within "The Highwayman" the most noticeable sound device used is the rhyme. Rhyme in the
poem can be seen with both internal rhymes and half rhymes. Examples of internal rhymes and
half rhymes would include "...the gusty trees...The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon
cloudy seas" and "gusty trees,...upon cloudy seas,". Using these rhymes not only gives a pleasing
effect once read, but also gives emphasis towards those words. Another apparent device in the
poem is it's use of cacophony. This is noticeable as this literary device is used almost throughout
the whole poem as shown, "The wind was a torrent of darkness upon the gusty trees" and "The
moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas" This literary device again gives emphasis on
those words to bring the environment to life. Alliteration and consonance is also to be shown
within the poem as seen with "ghostly galleon" and "road was a ribbon" and "moonlight looping the
purple moor" and "The wind was a torrent of darkness upon the gusty trees" and this gives a subtle
connection with those key words. Lastly, repetition is shown towards the end "And the highwayman
came riding–– Riding–– riding–– the highwayman came riding up to the old inn door..." as this
finally takes us back to the character at hand and instead of describing his appearance, describes his
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The Highwayman Timeline
In summary, of the Highwayman Timeline you can tell that this story takes you on a rollercoaster.
In the beginning, the poem really sets the mood as it describes the love the two characters have for
eachother. The poem also brings to your attention that there is a love triangle going on. With a love
triangle comes betrayal of the one who is not loved by the one he desires the most. As the plot
thickness the Highwayman must leave and carry on his duties, but does make clear to his love, Bess
that he will return. In his return, he has asked of his love to watch for him as he will come riding.
The plot twist becomes even stronger when King George's men (redcoats) arrive and cause
comotion. As Bess is tied up and gagged the men place a musket underneath
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The Highwayman
Analytical Essay Sample INTRODUCTION – (1 paragraph) STRUCTURE 1. Opening sentences
which introduce the poem, its author and its form.Explain why the poem is of a particular form
(either a ballad or lyric poem). 2. Thesis statement: A general statement about what the poem
communicates about life and life experience. 3. Signpost: briefly outline the more specific
reasons for how/why the poem conveys this life experience and / or message. (Introduce the main
features which will be explored in more detail in the body of your essay). | INTRODUCTION 1.
"The Highwayman" is a ballad poem written by the author, Alfred Noyes. Many features of the
ballad are evident in this poem; it tells a narrative story, it has a regular rhythm,...show more content...
Direct quotes must be accurately referenced to and drawn on in outlining your point. c. Extended
reasoning (elaborate on your point). Here you reason through the logic of your point in more
depth. Extend reasoning allows you to explain and justify further why the poet has made such a
choice. d. Summary sentence. Your concluding sentence should summarise the central idea
presented and link to the thesis. | BODY PARAGRAPH 2 a. Secondly, the author, Alfred Noyes
uses imagery to effectively to communicate his message to readers. His use of metaphor, simile
and personification all help convey the message of forbidden love and tragedy. b & c. In the
first stanza, Noyes uses metaphors on almost every line. For example, "The wind was a torrent of
darkness...","The moon was a ghostly galleon..." and "The road was a ribbon of moonlight...". All
these metaphors effectively create a dark and scary atmosphere at the start of the poem. Similes are
also used throughout the ballad to create interesting descriptions of characters and actions. For
example, "Dumb as a dog...", "his hair like mouldy hay" and "He spurred like a madman...".
Finally, personification is used to convey the love and tragedy of the tale. For example, "The hours
crawled by like years...". d. Through his use of imagery devices throughout the poem, the author's
main message that
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Bess And The Highwayman
This poem is about these people that fell in love with each other.The first person is Bess, Bess is
the girl who lives in a hotel room because her father own the place.the Highwayman man is a thief
and rob carriages and takes gold. Their was a man who loved Bess and so he found out and word
sped to the guards and locked Bess up in her room.Then the Highwayman came riding,riding and
she heard the highwayman riding so she warned him with her life.the Highwayman heard it so he
keeps and he gets caught and he dies. some people say that you can still hear the ghost on a winter.
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The Highwayman Essay

  • 1. The Highwayman "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes Analysis "And the highwayman came riding–– Riding–– riding––". "The Highwayman" is a short narrative and imagery poem created by the author Alfred Noyes, a famous poet from the 20th century. In the poem, it depicts a highwayman riding towards an inn. The setting is generally strange and frightening, and gives foreshadowing on what is to happen. In his poem "The Highwayman", Alfred Noyes uses sound and poetic devices to create a disturbing and unnatural illustration in the mind of his readers. The theme is man and nature. With a short poem, it is hard to understand the theme, but as shown from even the beginning lines of the poem, it's atmosphere seems to overwhelm readers. Alfred Noyes seems to remind us about...show more content... Within "The Highwayman" the most noticeable sound device used is the rhyme. Rhyme in the poem can be seen with both internal rhymes and half rhymes. Examples of internal rhymes and half rhymes would include "...the gusty trees...The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas" and "gusty trees,...upon cloudy seas,". Using these rhymes not only gives a pleasing effect once read, but also gives emphasis towards those words. Another apparent device in the poem is it's use of cacophony. This is noticeable as this literary device is used almost throughout the whole poem as shown, "The wind was a torrent of darkness upon the gusty trees" and "The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas" This literary device again gives emphasis on those words to bring the environment to life. Alliteration and consonance is also to be shown within the poem as seen with "ghostly galleon" and "road was a ribbon" and "moonlight looping the purple moor" and "The wind was a torrent of darkness upon the gusty trees" and this gives a subtle connection with those key words. Lastly, repetition is shown towards the end "And the highwayman came riding–– Riding–– riding–– the highwayman came riding up to the old inn door..." as this finally takes us back to the character at hand and instead of describing his appearance, describes his Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 2. The Highwayman Timeline In summary, of the Highwayman Timeline you can tell that this story takes you on a rollercoaster. In the beginning, the poem really sets the mood as it describes the love the two characters have for eachother. The poem also brings to your attention that there is a love triangle going on. With a love triangle comes betrayal of the one who is not loved by the one he desires the most. As the plot thickness the Highwayman must leave and carry on his duties, but does make clear to his love, Bess that he will return. In his return, he has asked of his love to watch for him as he will come riding. The plot twist becomes even stronger when King George's men (redcoats) arrive and cause comotion. As Bess is tied up and gagged the men place a musket underneath Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 3. The Highwayman Analytical Essay Sample INTRODUCTION – (1 paragraph) STRUCTURE 1. Opening sentences which introduce the poem, its author and its form.Explain why the poem is of a particular form (either a ballad or lyric poem). 2. Thesis statement: A general statement about what the poem communicates about life and life experience. 3. Signpost: briefly outline the more specific reasons for how/why the poem conveys this life experience and / or message. (Introduce the main features which will be explored in more detail in the body of your essay). | INTRODUCTION 1. "The Highwayman" is a ballad poem written by the author, Alfred Noyes. Many features of the ballad are evident in this poem; it tells a narrative story, it has a regular rhythm,...show more content... Direct quotes must be accurately referenced to and drawn on in outlining your point. c. Extended reasoning (elaborate on your point). Here you reason through the logic of your point in more depth. Extend reasoning allows you to explain and justify further why the poet has made such a choice. d. Summary sentence. Your concluding sentence should summarise the central idea presented and link to the thesis. | BODY PARAGRAPH 2 a. Secondly, the author, Alfred Noyes uses imagery to effectively to communicate his message to readers. His use of metaphor, simile and personification all help convey the message of forbidden love and tragedy. b & c. In the first stanza, Noyes uses metaphors on almost every line. For example, "The wind was a torrent of darkness...","The moon was a ghostly galleon..." and "The road was a ribbon of moonlight...". All these metaphors effectively create a dark and scary atmosphere at the start of the poem. Similes are also used throughout the ballad to create interesting descriptions of characters and actions. For example, "Dumb as a dog...", "his hair like mouldy hay" and "He spurred like a madman...". Finally, personification is used to convey the love and tragedy of the tale. For example, "The hours crawled by like years...". d. Through his use of imagery devices throughout the poem, the author's main message that Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 4. Bess And The Highwayman This poem is about these people that fell in love with each other.The first person is Bess, Bess is the girl who lives in a hotel room because her father own the place.the Highwayman man is a thief and rob carriages and takes gold. Their was a man who loved Bess and so he found out and word sped to the guards and locked Bess up in her room.Then the Highwayman came riding,riding and she heard the highwayman riding so she warned him with her life.the Highwayman heard it so he keeps and he gets caught and he dies. some people say that you can still hear the ghost on a winter. Get more content on HelpWriting.net