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                               Text Of the Term:  

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"The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes is a classic poem that tells a good story with powerful imagery. The story tells of the highwayman's visit to see the beautiful Bess at the old inn, and of the terrible fate they both meet. The mysterious ending of the poem suggests that the lovers' spirits still linger on the edge of the heath. Their haunting story certainly remains alive in the words of Alfred Noyes. 

Here are some important features of Noyes' poem.

Alliteration - the repetition of consonant sounds, usually at the beginning of words.

Metaphor - A figure of speech which makes a comparison between two things without using the word like or as.

Personification - A figure of speech in which a non-human object is given human qualities. 

Simile - A figure of speech which makes a comparison between two things using the word like or as.

Vocabulary words - This unit provides definitions for many words that may not be familiar to you. 

 

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

 

Suggested reading: The following book  is a wonderful collection of over sixty narratives in verse with thrilling tales, silly nonsense rhymes, tragic poems that will keep you in suspense,  and funny, quirky poems that will delight over and over again. All the classic poems you would expect to see are here, such as 'Jabberwocky', 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin', 'The Highwayman', 'The Lady of Shalott', and 'The Owl and the Pussycat' and these combine with more modern but equally satisfying poems to make a rich and varied anthology.

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