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Poetic Devices
The Highwayman Poetic Devices:

Stanza 1: Imagery: "cloudy seas...purple moor"
Repetition: "Riding-riding-riding-"
Rhyme: "trees" and "seas"


Stanza 2: Imagery: "a French cocked-hat on his forehead, a bunch of lace at his chin"
Rhyme: "wrinkle" and "twinkle"
Repetition: "a-twinkle...a-twinkle"

Stanza 3: Assonance: "clattered and clashed...tapped"
Repetition: "daughter...daughter"
Rhyme: "inn-yard" and "barred"

Stanza 4: Rhyme: "creaked" and "peaked"
Repetition: "daughter...daughter"

Stanza 5: Rhyme: "to-night" and "light"
Repetition: "by moonlight...by moonlight...by moonlight"

Stanza 6: Rhyme: "hand" and "brand"
Personification: "he kissed its waves in the moonlight" (the perfume waves were able to be "kissed")

Stanza 7: Rhyme: "noon" and "moon"
Repetition: "marching-Marching-marching-"

Stanza 8: Rhyme: "instead' and "bed"

Stanza 9: Foreshadowing: "She head the dead man say-"
Repetition: "by moonlight...by moonlight...by moonlight"
Rhyme: "jest" and "breast"

Stanza 10: Rhyme: "years" and "hers"
Repetition: "of midnight...of midnight"
Alliteration: "stretched and strained"

Stanza 11: Rhyme: "rest" and "breast"
Repetition: "in the moonlight...in the moonlight"

Stanza 12: Onomatopoeia: "Tlot-tlot; tlot-tlot!"
Rhyme: "clear" and "hear"
Repetition: "riding, Riding, riding!"

Stanza 13: Onomatopoeia: "Tlot-tlot!"
Rhyme: "night" and "light"

Stanza 14: Repetition: "daughter...daughter"

Stanza 15: Rhyme: "sky" and
high"
Repetition: "highway...highway"
Hyperbole: "With the white road smoking behind him"

Stanza 16: Repetition: Repeats a few phrases from Stanza 1
Rhyme: "moor" and "inn-door"

Stanza 17: Repetition: "daughter...daughter"
Rhyme: "there" and "hair"

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