literary luminary


  • "Dumb as a dog he listened" this a simile because it fits the simile description which is comparing 2 things using like or as. This line means that he was really dumb for listening to bess and the highwayman romantic conversation.
  • "His face burnt like a brand" This is a simile because it also fits the similes description. This line means his face was badly burnt because a brand is extremely hot


  • "The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas" this is a metaphor because a metaphor is comparing 2 things without using like or as. This metaphor means the moon was creepy and ghostly.
  • "The road is a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor", this is a metaphor because it fits the description, this means the moonlight was over the purple field


  • "tlot,tlot,tlot" This is alliteration because it fits the description which is the commencement of two or more words of a word group with the same letter, this means when the horse came riding up it made that noise

vivid imagery

"drenched with her red blood", this is vivid imagery because it puts a good picture in my mind. this means bess was covered in her blood.