- Created by: ErinSunderland16
- Created on: 19-02-19 16:51
Climbing my Grandfather:
- The speaker of the poem may be thinking back to his childhood and how he used to view his grandfather as a mountain to climb. Alternatively, climbing a mountain now reminds the adult speaker of his grandfather.
- Either way, Waterhouse presents the reader with an extended metaphor, comparing an old man with a mountain.
- By imagining his grandfather as a mountain, the speaker is able to recall clear details from his childhood.
- Mountaineering - related vocabulary creates the extended metaphor - 'rope', 'net' 'overhanging', 'traverse', 'ice', 'ridge', 'altitude', 'summit'.
- Childhood memories - this theme is expressed by the up-close focus on the grandfather, which concentrates on the tiny…