This is a detailed handout and worksheet to accompany study and analysis of James K. Baxter's poem "Elegy for My Father's Father". The handout includes:
- biography and information about the poet
- annotated version of the poem (with useful glossary and images to explain crucial words and phrases)
- Close reading & analysis questions that allow your students to analyse and dig deeper.
- additional questions and food for thought to promote the search for connections and to look at the poem as a whole in the elegiac tradition.