Climbing My Grandfather

Abbie Smith
Mind Map by Abbie Smith, updated more than 1 year ago
Abbie Smith
Created by Abbie Smith almost 4 years ago


GCSE English Literature (Poetry) Mind Map on Climbing My Grandfather, created by Abbie Smith on 09/25/2016.

Resource summary

Climbing My Grandfather
1 written by Andrew Waterhouse
2 -Waterhouse was an environmentalist and lecturer
2.1 -Only one set of poems published about parent/child relationships
2.2 -Suicide in 2001, aged 42. He suffered for a long time with mental health
2.3 -His grandfather was the one who got him into mountaineering
3 1 long stanza, 27 lines in total
3.1 shows that his memories aren't structured and are constantly flowing. Emphasizes how hard it is for him to remember all of this (links in to mental health)
4 The following devices are used in this poem: mountain imagery, metaphors, extended metaphors, oxymoron, use of memory
5 These are the quotes that I will use in the exam:
5.1 ''I decide to do it free, without a rope or net'' and ''I change direction'' -mental strength
5.2 ''At his still firm shoulder, I rest for a while in the shade'' -love/protection
5.3 ''gasping for breath I can only lie...knowing the slow pulse of his good heart'' -admiration
6 Themes: mountains, Waterhouse's childhood memories of his grandfather and his relationship with him
Show full summary Hide full summary


The Captain of the 1964 Top of the Form Team
Summer Pearce
John Montague
Tara Matthews
Futility Flashcards
Love through the ages
Blake Quotes
soozi fullstop
Hardy's Key Themes
An Inspector Calls Revision Notes
Noor Sohail
Answering Unseen Poetry questions
Subh Milis le Seamus O Neill
Hamlet - Character Analysis
Jess Watts