Follower

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  • Follower
    • Meaning
      • Role reversal between parents and children
        • Guilt of being a burden
    • Language
      • "shoulders globed"
        • father is his world - admiration
          • strong
        • "Mapping the furrow exactly"
          • Explorer - a hero to Heaney
            • References to the sea/ocean imply he is an explorer/ master of the turf
      • "sail strung"
        • sibilance -hear wind
      • horses strained at his clicking tongue"
        • experienced
        • onomatopoeia
      • "sweating team"
        • doesn't have to glamorise it
      • Heaney felt insignificant/ inept in comparison
        • "I stumbled in his hob-nailed  wake"
        • "tripping, falling/Yapping always"
        • "in his broad shadow"
        • "I was a nuisance"
    • Structure
      • "An expert."
        • Brevity shows awe
      • Change in perception
        • ".But today"
          • Abrupt change - Volta
          • Guilt and remorse that he feels this way
          • naturalistic way of changing
      • "Behind me, and will not go away"
        • Comma emphasises last part
          • Guilt
        • Prosaic verse
          • straight to the point - impatience

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