An idea that is explored throughout Harwood's "At Mornington" is the idea of the passing of time, which his exemplified through the constant reference to water, presenting a clear progression of time to the audience. This is exhibited in the 1st stanza through the line "the next wave, the next wave", which utilises repetition, to illustrate how time constantly moves, in particular the use of the water motif to represent time and continued memories.
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Could the first stanza be seen in this a biblical context?
New International Version (NIV)
13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.
Mr Chedra is the HT of English at EBHS.