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Flashcards in Follower Deck (4)
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1

Language-Nautical Imagery

'His shoulders globed like a full sail strung between the shafts and the furrow.'

2

Structure

There is a role reversal in the final stanza- 'It is my father who keeps stumbling behind me, and will not go away.'

3

Form

The neat structure and steady rhythm mimics the action of ploughing. There are some half-rhymes this reflects how the boy falls short of being like his father.

4

Theme-Admiration

'The horses strained at his clicking tongue. An expert.'