Stanza 1: the persona describes her grandmother as tall and well-dressed with a kind smile.her smile comes from her eyes.on the deathbed,she held the persona`s small,black hand in her big white hand.she was not afraid to leave the world

stanza 2: the persona accepts that her grandmother has passed to the other world,as all grandmothers do.grandmother,who was of a tall stature became small,hunched and forgetful.

stanza 3): the persona at the age of 3 had taken a photograph with grandmother.when she looks at the photograph,her grandmother is still very much alive and smilling at her.