Personification in The Highwayman


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What is personification?

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1. Why is personification used as a literary device?

2. In 'The Highwayman', what does 'the hours crawled by like years' mean?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

For this quiz and worksheet combo, you will be looking at personification as it appears in The Highwayman. You can find questions on why personification is used, and the use of the phrase 'there was death at every window.'

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Expect to see the following topics appear in question form on the quiz:

  • A definition for personification
  • Why personification is used
  • The phrase 'the hours crawled by like years'
  • The definition for a ballad

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about the phrase 'there was death at every window'
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about literary devices
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately describe a ballad

Additional Learning

For more information, visit the lesson titled Personification in The Highwayman. There, you can review the following lines from the poem:

  • 'For the road lay bare by moonlight'
  • 'All the knots held good'
  • 'And the blood of her veins, in the moonlight, throbbed to her love's refrain'