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This is the WSC VCE Literature page. Anyone is welcome to contribute.

Pages are ordered by prompts, poems and criticism.

  • The prompts are there to encourage students of Heaney to contribute, share and critique ideas.
  • The Poems provide a basic outline and analysis of each poem
  • The criticism provides literary criticism of Heaney's poetry

PromptsEdit

Romance: Seamus Heaney's poetry can be defined by romantic undertones.

Life and Death: Seamus Heaney's draws on the fine line between life and death

Death: Seamus Heaney's poetry blurs the line between life and death.

Transformations: Seamus Heaney's poetry is primarily focused on transformations.

Heaney: Seamus Heaney's poetry can be read as an autobiography.

Death: Within Heaney's poetry death often has a transformative quality.

Growth: Heaney deconstructs the exploratory nature of life.

Love: Within his poetry Heaney explores how love shaped his character.

Poems Edit

Death of a Naturalist

Mid-Term-Break

Act of Union

A Transgression

The Swing

The Tollund Man

Requiem For Croppies

Punishment

Funeral Rites

In Memoriam Francis Ledgewick

The Otter

Follower

The Strand at Lough Beg

Limbo

Criticism Edit

Reading 1: Feminism and Literature

Reading 2: Seamus Heaney Review (THE SWING, DEATH OF A NATURALIST, THE TOLLUND MAN)

Reading 3: A Review of Opened Ground (Kerrigan)

Reading 4: A Critique of Kerrigan (1999)

Reading 5: Irish Nationalism

Reading 6: Religion, Mythology and Irish Nationalism

Reading 7:

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