Mother any distance. By Aneesah, Haleema, Sidra & Ronnie . Attitudes and ideas What is it about?. The poem is about a strong bond shown between the mother and child, even though they aren't together, this is shown in the quotation; “Mother, any distance greater than a single span
Mother any distance
By Aneesah, Haleema, Sidra & Ronnie
“Mother, any distance greater than a single span
requires a second pair of hands”
This shows that Armitage will always need her in his life no matter how far away he is and he will always love her.
“you come to help me”
this shows that the character realises no matter where he is in the world, his mother will always be by his side, whether in real life or just in his mind. This also tells us about the narrator’s mother, it suggests how she is caring, loving and helpful, this suggests that Armitage had a loving childhood.
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