- A Child To His Sick Grandfather - Joanna Baillie
- Writing during the early romantic period
- Influenced poets such as Shelley and Byron
- Writing in a time where women's voices were rarely heard; many contemporary writers held her in the highest esteem
- Second person/ direct address throughout (You/your)
- Rhyming couplets, harmony + equal relationship, predictable until the end
- Missing syllable in the last line of every stanza, gives reader strange jarring effect
- Repetition of "dad" shortened from Grandfather shows a closer bond- every stanza ends with an address to "dad"
- Compare To
- Death- My Father Would Not Show Us
- Parent/ child relationship - Nettles
- The Body- Manhunt
- Imagery/ Language
- Personification of strength - "But yet, for all his strength be fled, I love my own old dad"
- "Yet ne'ertheless I am right glad, To sit beside you, dad" - appreciative of any time they can spend together
- Fond memories- "You used to smile and stroke my head"
- "And when the weary fire turns blue,/ I'll sit and talk with you" - conditional, conveys the message of mortality
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