first thing first, I’m supposed to analyse a poem and reflect on it. so here’s the poem:
The Mother by Robert William Service
Your children grow from you apart,
Afar and still afar;
And yet it should rejoice your heart
To see how glad they are;
In school and sport, in work and play,
And last, in wedded bliss
How others claim with joy to-day
The lips you used to kiss.
Your children distant will become,
And wide the gulf will grow;
The lips of loving will be dumb,
The trust you used to know
Will in another’s heart repose,
Another’s voice will cheer . . .
And you will fondle baby clothes
And brush away a tear.
But though you are estranged almost,
And often lost to view,
How you will see a little ghost
Who ran to cling to you!
Yet maybe children’s children will
Caress you with a smile . . .
Grandmother love will bless you still,–
Well, just a little while.
I’m supposed to reflect on what I’ve learnt about POETRY from this poem. I really have no idea how to write it. There’s not much assonance, personification so i can’t say much about them.
There’s rhyme and a rhythm so i can say "a poem doesn’t need rhyme"