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Flashcards in Eden Rock Deck (4)
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1

Language-About memory

'My mother, twenty-three, in a sprigged dress drawn at the waist, ribbon in her straw hat.'

2

structure

The first 3 stanzas are about the narrators affection and the final two stanzas are the parents encouraging him to join them 'They beckon to me from the other bank.'

3

Form

The final line is separated from the rest of the stanza-this could emphasise the narrator's current separation from his parents- 'I had not thought that it would be like this.'

4

Theme-a deep and lasting bond

' "see where the stream-path is! Crossing is not as hard as you might think.'