‘Climbing My Grandfather’ by Andrew Waterhouse: Analysis

The narrator imagines climbing his grandfather using the extended metaphor of his grandfather as a mountain and himself as a climber. The narrator may have imagined this or recounted this, picking out details from observing his grandfather. Ideas and Themes: Family relationships Getting older Structure: Poem highlights the child’s progress from bottom of mountain to…

Discoveries in The Tempest & Dead Poets Society

The nature of unexpected discovery entails a journey that is transformative and concerns one’s relationship with one’s self or one’s world. Discoveries can be either sought or serendipitous and can lead to good or bad consequences, but ultimately they are all concerned with the acquisition of greater knowledge and a new perspective. In William Shakespeare’s…