The Highwayman Highlights
By: Olivia, Emmerson, Zachary, and Josh
The Highwayman Poem Summary
The Moonlight is when the Highwayman promised to return to love bess, only to find that she was dead.
Bess and the Highwayman share their sweet, last moments together.
A Hard Decission
Bess's final, fateful moments before she gives up her life in attempt to save her true love.
Literary Elements in the Highwayman
Similes In the Highwayman
"Back, he spurred like a madman." (90) This is a simile because it compares the Highwayman to a crazy person using like. This means the way he yelled, sounded like he was crazy.
Metaphors in the Highwayman
“There was death at every window…”(46). This quote is a metaphor because it compares death to the sight at the windows. This means there was some sort of danger at every window.
Alliteration in the Highwayman
When they tell us the moon is a ghostly galleon the two word “ghostly” and “galleon” make alliteration. It is alliteration because they are using two words with the same first letter next to each other. They quote means that the moon is floating above the clouds just like a ship is floating above water.