TITLE

Literary Contexts in Poetry: Seamus Heaney's "Digging"

AUTHOR(S)
Terrinoni, Enrico
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Literary Contexts in Poetry: Seamus Heaney's 'Digging';2006, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
This essay presents information about Seamus Heaney's poem "Digging." The essay provides a plot summary of the poem and contextualizes the content through an exploration of historical, religious, scientific & technological, societal and biographical information. The poem depicts a poet who watches his father and grandfather working in the fields. The poet/narrator reflects on his poetic activity and compares it to the hard labour of the members of his family. What emerges is the powerful metaphors of the pen as gun and the pen as spade.
ACCESSION #
23177062

 

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