Poetry Analysis Quiz -- The Highwayman
Last Name, First Name
Your period for English:
The first stanza sets up the poem with a ______ mood/atmosphere.
What is a ''highwayman''? (feel free to use a dictionary)
a person killed on a highway
someone who repairs roads and bridges
a man who lives on the side of a highway
a person who robs travelers on a road
The highwayman is dressed in _________ fashion.
The highwayman doesn't embrace Bess at the casement prior to leaving because . . .
he doesn't want to get too emotional
in reality he doesn't care about her very much
he cannot reach her
he is afraid the Innkeeper will find out
Tim, the ostler is . . .
loyal to Bess
a friend of the Innkeeper
a sworn enemy of the highwayman
Who is the speaker of the poem?
Who is the speaker's audience?
What time of day is it when bess shoots the gun?
The historical references to King George and redcoats puts the setting for this poem during what period?
The redcoats use ______ as bait.
The highwayman doesn't hear about Bess's death until . . .
three days later
an hour later
dawn the next day
''Tlot tlot, tlot tlot!'' is an example of . . .
The redcoats tie the musket next to Bess in order to . . .
mock her as a ''watchman''
give her a chance to commit suicide
let her use it if needed
hold her up in the chair
The speaker depicts the redcoats as . . .
Why does Bess kill herself?
to warn the highwayman by the sound of the shot
she knows she will never see the highwayman again
to be with her dead lover
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