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The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
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really liked it
bookshelves: conflict, poetry, voyage-and-return

A tragic narrative poem telling the story of two lovers, Bess and the Highwayman, and, I would have to say, one of the top poems that I have ever read in terms of tension and atmosphere. Noye's writing is so evocative, completely immersing the reader in danger, inevitability and urgency, which would be further brought to life through some dramatic retellings and performances. The deeper that I dug into this poem, the more I uncovered, and exploration and discussion of this poem with children could really harness their love for language and appreciation of deliberate word choice.

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Started Reading
June 15, 2018 – Finished Reading
June 16, 2018 – Shelved
June 16, 2018 – Shelved as: conflict
June 16, 2018 – Shelved as: poetry
June 16, 2018 – Shelved as: voyage-and-return

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