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Analysis Of Bog Queen


Seamus Heaney


Words: 1689 (7 pages)

Seamus Heaney, as part of his ‘Bog Poems’ collection, wrote the poem, ‘Bog Queen’. In this poem, Heaney brings together the main themes of his bog poems, including religion and sacrifice, pain and suffering, conflict within the Irish society and the links between the past the present. Heaney believes that Mother Ireland is Mother Earth,…

Analysis of Poem “Mid Term Break” by Seamus Heaney



Seamus Heaney

Words: 972 (4 pages)

Mid-term Break is a poem by the Irish poet Seamus Heaney. In this poem I will explain how the poem is very effective at conveying the complex emotions of how Seamus Heaney feels when he loses his younger brother in a road accident. I was surprised that in the poem he doesn’t show any sadness,…

“The Skunk” by Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney

Words: 752 (4 pages)

“The Skunk” by Seamus Heaney is a poem that is set in the California darkness and the protagonist is temporarily exiled from his wife, and as he write love letters to her a skunk passes by and he is reminded of the qualities of his wife. This poem raises the themes of separation and love….

A Comparison of ‘The Grauballe Man’, ‘Punishment’ and ‘Field of Vision’ by Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney

Words: 1022 (5 pages)

The title ‘Field of vision’ has a triple meaning; the field which is in view, her field of vision, and the narrator’s field of vision. The title is an apt indication of the poem itself. Heaney presents the reader with images that at face value mean one thing, but when you look closer the meaning…

The Forge by Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney

Words: 754 (4 pages)

‘The Forge’ is a sonnet with a clear division into an octave ( the first eight lines ) and a six ( the concluding six lines ) . While the octave. apart from its initial mention to the storyteller. focuses entirely on the inanimate objects and happenings inside and outside the forge. the six describes…

It Matters to Me – Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney

Words: 652 (3 pages)

Fellow classmates it is a pleasure to have all you gathered here in front of me. Today I would like to talk about something, which I feel strongly about.You may be unaware of this but the issue, which I wish to talk about, costs Northern Ireland’s workers millions of pounds each year and is an…

Mid-Term Break Analysis



Seamus Heaney

Words: 4401 (18 pages)

Analysis of Mid-Term Break Poem by Seamus Heaney. There are stories in the poem and story in the poem “Mid- Term Break” by Seamus Heaney is about a young boy who just come back from boarding school had loss his brother in an accident. The death of the brother had give difference emotional respond by…

Mid Term Break – Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney

Words: 1682 (7 pages)

Mid-term Break Seamus Heaney’s ‘Mid-Term Break’ is a shocking and heart-rending poem about a schoolboy going through the after effects of the death of his four years old younger brother. It shows the reader the emotions and events that the boy has to go through, and explains what the words ‘Mid-term Break’ really mean to…

Compare the Ways in Which Heaney and Hughes Describe Their Storms


Seamus Heaney


Words: 1228 (5 pages)

Compare the ways in which Heaney and Hughes describe their storms. “Storm on the Island” starts in a very dramatic way by setting the scene of the poem on a lonely, deserted island. Firstly, Seamus Heaney describes the surroundings in a way, to make the readers assume that the storm is set on a very…

Analysis of “Mid-Term Break” by Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney

Words: 638 (3 pages)

“Mid-Term Break”, by Seamus Heaney, is a free-verse poem that portrays the event in which the speaker, who came back from boarding school, deals with the loss of a younger brother. Themes: In this poem there are several important themes such as time, age, family, pain, love and most of all death. Death is an…

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