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He wore a "bunch of lace at his chin" which suggests to the reader that he is classy. A rolling fog covered the land, one couldn't see twenty feet ahead, butin the still, quiet night, sound carried for a mile.
It is a narrative poem which was written by Alfred Noyes, an English poet at the age of twenty four Noyes, A day which will never come. Had they heard it?
This foreshadowing puts the reader on edge as they wait, along with Bess, to find out what the fate of the highway man will be. Krog incorporates the reoccurring theme of her family towards the end of the poem.
The moon was pale in the night sky and surrounded by a "sea" of clouds. Alfred Noyes uses clever word choice to describe the romantic figure of the highwayman. Such robbers existed from the Elizabethan era, a time associated with Queen Elizabeth that saw the flowering of English poetry, music and literature.
The theme of love is first expressed where the poet describes the love between the two lovers which is evident when the highwayman leaves Bess but promises to come back.