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Grade 7 Poetry - The Highwayman

The Highwayman Animated - For Zoe (who now owes me Walkers crisps and choccies!)!

An animated version of the Highwayman, uploaded for Zoe (who now owes me Walkers crisps and choccies.) P.S. I don't take any credit for making this!! I found...

The Highwayman

A great song interprets a great poem. Enjoy!

The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

"The wind was a torrent of darkness..." So begins the epic romantic poem by Alfred Noyes about a dashing rogue, an innkeeper's lovely daughter, and the trage...

The Highway man (original with poem)

A classic poem I was challenged with composing for this animation which i really sunk my teeth into, constructive feedback welcome

TeachersFirst: The Highwayman

TeachersFirst's interactive presentationi of Alfred Noyes' classic poem lets students learn the vocabulary and literary devices in Noyes' writing.

The Highwayman Meaning by Alfred Noyes - Beaming Notes

About the Poet – Alfred Noyes CBE (16 September 1880 – 25 June 1958) was an English poet, short-story writer and playwright, best known for his ballads, “The Highwayman” and “The Barrel-Organ”.

Analysis of The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

Here you will find the Analysis of The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

Alfred Noyes

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The Highwayman

Brief summary of the poem The Highwayman

Analysis of "The Highwayman" written by Alfred Noyes - GCSE English - Marked by

CRITICAL ESSAY ?THE HIGHWAYMAN? The title of the poem is called The Highwayman written by Alfred Noyes. This poem is set in the past during the time of King George. The main characters in this poem are The Highwayman and Bess The plot of this poem is about two lovers who encounter and meet death in unfortunate and unforeseen events. These events are triggered by a character called Tim the ostler depicted by the poet as an extremely jealous and stupid lover of Bess. The two lovers risk their lives for each other. This poem is a tragic tale of love, jealousy and bravery. The poet uses a number of techniques to create action, drama, passion and tension. In the first stanza the poet focuses on setting the scene with particular attention given to the mood and atmosphere creating both action and tension. Firstly, he uses ?metaphors? to do this such as, ?torrent of darkness?, ?ghostly galleon? and ?ribbon of moonlight? to help create a vivid image of mystery,? coldness and death. The poet creates the connectedness between atmosphere and mood with the horrid deaths of The Highwayman and Bess. This is evident as further on in the poem, ?? death at every window?, suggests that there was no hope for Bess. more.

Red coat (British Army and Royal Marines)

Red coat or Redcoat is a historical term used to refer to soldiers of the British Army and Royal Marines because of the red uniforms formerly worn by the majority of regiments.[1] From the mid-17th century to the 19th century, the uniform of most British soldiers, (apart from artillery, rifles and light cavalry), included a madder red coat or coatee. From 1873 onwards, the more vivid shade of scarlet was adopted for all ranks, having previously been worn only by officers, sergeants and all ranks of some cavalry regiments.[2]


A highwayman was a robber who stole from travelers. This type of thief usually travelled and robbed by horse, as compared to a footpad who travelled and robbed on foot; mounted highwaymen were widely considered to be socially superior to footpads.[1] Such robbers operated in Great Britain from the Elizabethan era until the early 19th century. In many other countries, they persisted for a few decades longer, until the mid or late 19th century.

George III of the United Kingdom

George III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738[c] – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain and Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. He was concurrently Duke and prince-elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg ("Hanover") in the Holy Roman Empire until his promotion to King of Hanover on 12 October 1814. He was the third British monarch of the House of Hanover, but unlike his two predecessors he was born in Britain, spoke English as his first language,[1] and never visited Hanover.[2]

The Highwayman

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