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  • Heaney's Father And Grandfather
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    Seamus Heaney: Physical and Mental Digging In the poem "Digging", Seamus Heaney seems to use his father's and his grandfather's digging into the homeland ground as a comparison to his writing and development of his poetry. Heaney's father and grandfather use their shovels to work with the land, and Heaney is now using a pen to work on his ideas to write poetry. The beginning of this poem starts out with Heaney describing what he might do before he starts to write a poem. Heaney writes, "Between ...
  • Heaney's Beginnings As A Poet
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    Seamus Heaney Seamus Heaney was born in April 1939, the eldest member of a family which would eventually contain nine children. His father owned and worked a small farm of some fifty acres in County Derry in Northern Ireland, but the father's real commitment was to cattle-dealing. There was something very congenial to Patrick Heaney about the cattle-dealer's way of life to which he was introduced by the uncles who had cared for him after the early death of his own parents. The poet's mother came...
  • Heaney's Poetry
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    Heaney's first poetry collection was the prizewinning Death of a Naturalist (1966). In this book and Door into the Dark (1969), he wrote in a traditional style about a passing way of life-that of domestic rural life in Northern Ireland. In Wintering Out (1972) and North (1975), he began to encompass such subjects as the violence in Northern Ireland and contemporary Irish experience, though he continued to view his subjects through a mythic and mystical filter. Among the later volumes that reflec...
  • Three Poems The Poetry Of Seamus Heaney
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    Heaney's poetry is vividly imaginative, whilst being firmly rooted in reality Explore this comment on Heaney's poetry, referring to at least three poems The poetry of Seamus Heaney is described as imaginative and honest whilst enabling him to share his views on the political and social situation in Ireland at that time. Through the use of metaphors and strong imagery aided by his choice of form and structure Heaney is able to appeal to a wide range of people. The use of etymology, the study of w...
  • Viking Dublin Heaney
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    Heaney has referred to ancient tribal practices as 'providing imaginative parallels to modern Irish politics'. Examine Punishment and at least two other poems in light of this statement. Throughout both 'North' and 'Wintering Out' Heaney uses his chief poetic value as a 'tribal poet' to explore and reveal his feelings on Irish politics. The changing face of his tribal poetry strongly reflects Heaney's shifting attitude to the solution of the problems in Ulster. Throughout 'Door to the Dark' Hean...

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