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Flashcards in Mother, Any Distance Deck (4)
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1

Language of measurement

Measurements and distances are an extended metaphor in this poem that represent the poet's changing relationship with his mother. 'Anchor.Kite.'

2

Structure

Independence exaggerated through the enjambment 'to breaking point, where something has to give;'

3

Form

The poem is loosely written in a sonnet form. Unlike a sonnet the poem has an irregular rhyme scheme and this reflects the narrator's feeling of uncertainty.

4

Theme-Excitement

The space metaphor 'I space-walk through the empty bedrooms' reflects an exciting adventure.