'A Child to his Sick Grandfather', by Joanna Baillie

A Poetry Lesson Plan from Education Umbrella

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'You will not die and leave us then?
Rouse up and be our dad again.'

In this touching poem, Joanna Baillie imagines a boy trying to raise the spirits of his ailing grandfather.

Our lesson plan begins by asking students to consider their relationship with their own grandparents, and ends with students comparing Baillie's poem to 'Words of Comfort from a Bed of Pain' by Anthony Thwaite.

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Year 10 [GCSE] - Year 11 [GCSE]
Subjects Covered:
  • English 1st Language
  • • Poetry

Objectives

  • to consider the positive and negative aspects of growing old
  • to analyse why the switch to iambic trimeter in the final line is effective
  • to compare this poem to a poem by Anthony Thwaite

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