The Highway Man by Alfred Noyes
This is a narrative poem that was written in 1906. The poem, set in 18th century rural England, tells the story of an unnamed highwayman who is in love with Bess, a landlord's daughter. Betrayed to the authorities by Tim, a jealous ostler, the highwayman escapes ambush when Bess sacrifices her life to warn him. Learning of her death, he dies in a futile attempt at revenge, shot down on the highway. In the final stanza, the ghosts of the lovers meet again on winter nights.
All our work in Literacy, example: writing play scripts, recounts, diary entries, persuasive writing etc, is based on this text of the term.