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Literacy

Literacy:

Text Of the Term:

The Highwayman

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"The Highwayman" is a narrative poem written by Alfred Noyes, first published in the August 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, their ghosts meet.

 

 

All our work in Literacy, for example: Writing Play Scripts, recounts, diary entries, persuasive writing etc, is based on the text of the term.

 

  

 

 

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