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an introduction to the poetry of heaney

Advantages: inspirational poet
Disadvantages: political undertones

When analyzing the writings of Seamus Heaney, it is often important to take into account the situation of the poet himself to enable the reader to put his poetry into context. Heaney's poetry is particularly influenced by the history and politics of h ...

twixfix2003 15.05.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Open Ground Poems 1966-1996 - Seamus Heaney

The continuation of Irish Post-modernism in Poetry

Advantages: He is the voice of a live poet
Disadvantages: Historical knowledge of Ireland needs to be considered

Opened Ground is the greatest introduction that any reader of contemporary Irish poetry should endeavour to obtain. Heaney demonstrates an ability to find a very suttle voice from the fragments of a dis-membered 'Northern' Irish Catholic community. It i ...

baggyman 29.07.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Open Ground Poems 1966-1996 - Seamus Heaney

Death of a 'Great culture'

Advantages: Very readable. A lot of good techniques.
Disadvantages: Not long enough!

'Death Of A Naturalist' I am going to be focusing on one of the most compelling poems in this book of Irish poems which is Death of A Naturalist. This is one of the most, I think, best ideas for a poem as it contains both side of an arguement, a very ...

Doni07 11.10.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Open Ground Poems 1966-1996 - Seamus Heaney

Follower

Advantages: good read
Disadvantages: the poem has to end

“Follower” by Seamus Heaney is a thought-provoking poem. It raises issues such as childhood, growing up and old age. Heaney adds power to his consideration of these issues by his use of effective language. Each of these issues are vividly d ...

amandabeaton 09.11.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Open Ground Poems 1966-1996 - Seamus Heaney

Heaney's exploration of grief in Mid-term Break

Advantages: Very rich.
Disadvantages: A bit hard-going!

My favorite poem by Seamus Heaney is Mid-term Break, and i am particularly captivated by the way he explores grief. In the 1950's Seamus Heaney's brother, who was four at the time, was hit and killed by a car. Seamus was at boardin ...

joewcarpenter 26.05.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Open Ground Poems 1966-1996 - Seamus Heaney