Give the character sketch of poet's mother from the poem My Mother at sixty six

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In the poem 'My Mother at Sixty Six', the reader sees the mother through the eyes of the poet who is her daughter. It is obvious that the mother has been a caring and loving parent to evoke such strong feelings of affection in the daughter. The poet describes her now as being ashen faced like a corpse, or dull like the cold winter's moon to imply that her mother is at the tail end of her life. She contrasts her with the young trees and the energetic children she sees from the car window. It is apparent to the poet that her mother is now pale and weak, standing at the brink of death. Yet, she prays for her well-being and hopes to see her again. The mother-daughter bond is strong and points towards how well the mother would have brought up her children.


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