3...A sweet face, My mother’s, that was before I was born And the sea, which appears to have changed less Washed their terribly transient feet.
a. Where was her mother?
b. When did this incident take place?
c. How is the poet able to remember her mother’s childhood? d. What has stood the onslaught of time and what has not?
 

a. The poet's mother was at the beach, on a holiday with her cousins.
b. The sea holiday took place around thirty years ago.
c. The poet is able to remember her mother's childhood as she looks at one of her mother's photographs. the photograph is of her mother and her two cousins at a beach, enjoying a holiday.
d. The sea has withstood the onslaught of time, but the poet's mother and her cousins have not.
 

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