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a)The phrase "old familiar ache' refers to the emotional pain that the poet feels due to the painful realisation that her mother is growing old and she may die soon.
b)The poet's childhood fear is that of death.she is concerned about her mother's frail health and old age.
c)The first two lines tells us about the pain and worry of the poet for her mother from childhood.Her old age and frail health is making the poet concerned about losing her mother.
d)The word 'smile' has been used repeatedly as she is hiding her fear and pain of losing her mother due to her frail health.the poet smile is an effort to reassure herself and distract from the painful truth with the hope that she will meet her mother soon again.

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