Anthology

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: parisjl
  • Created on: 06-04-16 16:29
Walking Away-Who is the poet?
Cecil Day-Lewis
1 of 11
Walking Away-What's it about?
a father reflecting back on his child's first day of school
2 of 11
Walking Away-What are the key themes?
letting go, independance
3 of 11
Walking Away-What can you say about the title?
visual representation to sensationalise and express the significance of the day
4 of 11
Walking Away-What is the overall tone of the poem?
hesitant
5 of 11
Walking Away-Structure:
ABACA rhyme scheme: 'B' and 'C' reflect emotional barriers between father and child, enjambement expresses that it is a natural process
6 of 11
Walking Away-Key Quotes:
"a sunny day with leaves just turning" pathetic falacy, new season, new start
7 of 11
Walking Away-Key Quotes:
"like a satellite wrenched from its orbit" simile is symbolic; suggesting son (satellite) relies on his father (gravitational pull) and is all of a sudden going out into the unknown with verb "drifted"
8 of 11
Walking Away-Key Quotes:
"like a winged seed loosened from its parent stem" simile: "winged" suggests it is finally able to support itself, natural imagery to show normality of letting go
9 of 11
Walking Away-Key Quote:
"selfhood begins with a walking away, and love is proved in the letting go" message of poem reinforced in final line, fricitive alliteration, "selfhood"refers to indepenance, "proved" suggests father has a duty to let go
10 of 11
Walking Away-Compare with:
Mother any distance
11 of 11

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

Walking Away-What's it about?

Back

a father reflecting back on his child's first day of school

Card 3

Front

Walking Away-What are the key themes?

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Walking Away-What can you say about the title?

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Walking Away-What is the overall tone of the poem?

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar English Literature resources:

See all English Literature resources »See all AQA Anthology resources »