The Highwayman vocabulary

narrative poetry
poetry that tells a story, contains a plot, conflict, climax,and character

alliteration
in poetry, the repetition of constants sounds, usually at the beginning of words.

personification
a figure of speech in which non-human objects are given human qualities

simile
a figure of speech which makes comparison between two things using like or as

metaphor
a figure of speech which make a comparison between two things without using keywords

stanza
a section of a poem

onomatopoeia
words who echo their sense (ex. clash, clatter)

cascade
failing in layers

galleon
large sailing ship

claret
purplish red, like claret wine

rapier hilt
sword handle

plaiting
braiding

torrent
a rapid, violet flow, storm

moor
field

breeches
knee length pants

doeskin
soft leather

cobbles
stones used to pave roads

wicket
a small door or gate

highwayman
an outlaw who robbed travelers on public roads

ostler
a person who cares for horses

harry
harass or push along

casement
window that opens outward on hinges

sniggering
jeering or snickering

priming
explosive for a firing gun

tawny
yellowish-brown color

writhed
twisted, strained