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1

Language-Metaphorical language linked to mountains

First, the old brogues, dusty and cracked; an easy scramble onto his trousers.'

2

Structure

The poem followers a climber's progress up a mountain to the summit. 'Then up over the forehead, the wrinkles well-spaced and easy'

3

Form

The poem is written in the present tense throughout. Enjambment imitates the motion of climbing 'I change direction, traverse along his belt to an earth-stained hand.'

4

Theme-Closeness

'Knowing the slow pulse of his good heart.'