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1

How is the poem set out

Free verse

2

What is the rhyme scheme

No distinctive rhyme scheme

3

Analyse the title

A pun - double meaning - getting farther from his father

4

Analyse the "scales tipping"

Metaphor - he's now looking after his dad

5

Analys "crowd sighing"

Whole church disappointed in Jeanette - exorcism

6

Outline the layout of the poem

Jagged edges look like the rocky edges of a mountain

7

Analyse "choosing the long way round"

Nothing is straight forward in their relationship

8

Analyse the use of Boxing Day

A day that's almost significant yet isn't - attempting to become closer just just miss out