‘Visiting Hour’ – Norman McCaig. Notes on the text including analysis. Stanza 1. McCaig goes to visit dying mother in hospital. Setting in stanza 1 confirms that the title is not ambiguous. McCaig notices the smell of the hospital and the décor – yellow and green. .
Notes on the text including analysis
Arrives at ward 7 where his friend/relative is. She appears close to death and does not seem to recognise the poet.