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In both Grandfather by Susan Hrynkow and Jessie Emily Schofield by Judy Williams we see the poet reminisce memories of their grandparents.

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The two poems match and differ in both their content and their provenance. In both Grandfather by Susan Hrynkow and Jessie Emily Schofield by Judy Williams we see the poet reminisce memories of their grandparents. Both poems were written by female poets, but about different sexes. The poem 'Grandfather' describes a montage of events, in which the poet remembers specific details about her grandfather. On the other hand, 'Jessie Emily Schofield' explains only a single event (the poet washing her grandmother's hair) that also allows her to remember specific details of her grandmother. So both are effective, however the most effective of these is 'Grandfather' as it is easier for readers to relate to as the events and details are very common throughout grandparents. ...read more.


Also the 'long gnarled fingers' familiarises with the reader, as all grandparents have these types of fingers. The use of the word 'breathing' to describe the season Spring, relates to new life, as that is the season in which animals are known to be born, but it also reflects the breathing of the grandfather, and this is contradicted further on in the poem when winter comes and the grandfather is taken into hospital. Each stanza of the poem begins with 'I remember', this reinforces that the grandfather is in the poet's memories now and the poet is looking back at the memories she has of him. ...read more.


beautiful and moving, and it also informs us that her husband has died, this allows us to empathise with her easier and thus increasing the effect the poem has on us. I was affected more by 'Grandfather', this is because the picture the poet creates of her grandfather reminds me greatly of my own grandfather, as the description is a very general one, and thus many people are able to relate to it. So instead of picturing her grandfather, you picture your own and this brings back a flood of memories you have of your grandfather. I feel the poem is able to hook me in on a much deeper level than 'Jessie Emily Schofield', and that, for me, makes 'Grandfather' a much more emotional poem. ...read more.

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