'Lines to my Grandfathers' by Tony Harrison

Some brief notes on the poem 'Lines To My Grandfathers' written by Tony Harrison.

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  • Created on: 15-05-11 19:01


-The narrator is describing his 3 grandfathers.

-It is a relationship between grandfather and grandson.

-He has travelled back to find out about his family.

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-The poem is about the narrator's grandfathers.

-It's from the grandson's perspective.

-The 3 grandfathers are Homer, Harrison & Wilkinson.

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-The poem is written in the present tense.

-It refers to the past when his grandfathers were alive and what they were like/did.

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-The poem is set in Yorkshire which is where the grandfathers lived.

-The poet has described the setting of Yorkshire in the poem.

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-The poem has been written because the poet is interested in the lives of his grandfathers.

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Aiden Fletcher


This was useless. You should be ashamed.

Cameron Farmer


I completely disagree. I was inspired by this piece of work and found it incredibly helpful. Thank you. Also Oliver 'above me' obviously has a hard time at home, and should be ashamed of himself.

Aiden Fletcher


What this cretin 'Cameron' is saying is entirely false and rather outlandish. I have a fine time at home, in fact just last Sunday I indulged in a spot of croquet with my Mother and my step Mother. 

In reply to Cameron's accusations, I have some startling revelations about him, as a matter of fact; 

1- He cried when he saw his name under '******' in the dictionary.

2- His sister has to wash him every 12 hours as he sweats copious amounts playing Battleships. Henceforth, he is afraid to touch his own skin as he fears he will drown in the skin.

3- His idol is Napoleon from Animal Farm, yet he more closely resembles Boxer. He is an egotistical, oppresive person, as he once beat up his hamster because it did not lift. As for the similarties with Boxer, he once took of all of his clothes in return for €100, only to realise he had been deceived by a rather evil mutual friend. Ahem, Inbetweeners. 

So as you can see, this revision activity is COMPLETELY useless.

Cameron Farmer


oh yeah.

Aiden Fletcher


Evidently, Cameron has been disproven

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