Walking Away explores the experience of a parent watching their child grow. Content, ideas, language and structure are explored. Comparisons and alternative interpretations are also considered.
How many stanzas are in this poem?
Which animal is referred to in the second stanza with the description 'half-fledged'?
A young deer
A young rabbit
A young bird
Which literary device is 'like a satellite' an example of?
What rhyme pattern is used in each stanza?
Where does the speaker describe seeing his child go in the second stanza?
Into a wilderness
Onto a path
Which word is repeated throughout the poem?
What is 'Like a winged seed' an example of?
How does the speaker conclude that love is shown?
In the letting go
In walking away
In having worse partings