Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Examine how Heaney presents his relationship with his father in :: English Literature

Examine how Heaney presents his relationship with his father inDigging and Follower.In the numbers the Follower, the poet admires his father with allfactions. The poet, Heaney, describes his father on verse 2, stanza 1as being a very strong, healthy built man and classifies him as anexpert (verse 5, stanza 2) when it comes to working in the field. Inverse 10-12, stanza 3, Heaney describes his fathers eye as his eyenarrowed and angled at the ground subprogramping the furrow exactly, thisverse describes his father as if he was a sailor, on the lookoutly, watchingthe field as a map with a close eye making sure that everything ismoving or growing the way they should be.In the poem digging, the endorser begins to get a sense that time hasmoved on, and that the young boy has nowadays give way older as so did hisfather. The poet, Heaney, says on verse 7, stanza 3, till his operose rump along the flowerbeds, this verse indicates that hisfather is old, and strains as he bends over to the flowerbeds, buteven though the father is aging, he is nevertheless a strong man who canstill hold a spade. Also, in the poem digging, it mentions around thegrandfather of the poet. Heaney describes his grandfather through aseries of recollections he had with him. In stanza 6 of the poemDigging, it is there the reader, reads most the poets past with hisgrandfather. From, the memories the poet recalls, the reader can seethat the grandfather was like the father, careful and we also catchfrom verse 19 -21, stanza 6, which is a memory Heaney recalls of fine-looking milk to his grandfather, he drinks it but than falls right awayto work. From these verses the reader sees that he is extremelydedicated to his work and feels very strongly about it.In the end of the poem the Follower, the poet ends it very sudden, andleaves the reader puzzled. The end of the poem the poet says, It ismy father who keeps stumbling behind me, and will non go away (verse23-24, stanza 6). These suffer two statements speak about the poet, ashe is older. He is now taken on the tradition of continuing the legacyof farming as his father had done when he was young. When Heaney sayshe now stumbles behind me, the poet does not literally mean that hisfather is, but metaphorically instead is. In the past the son hasadmired his fathers abilities to be able to farm with such elegancy,

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