This lecture, originally designed for 12th grade IB English A1 students, explores Seamus Heaney's poems "Digging", "Personal Helicon", "From the Frontier of Writing", and "Postscript" as they pertain to the writerly experience.
In this lecture, we focus on the different ways that Heaney employs the tropes of poetry to deal with personal and political history. "A Sofa in the Forties", "Requiem for the Croppies", and "Act of Union" are discussed.
This lecture analyzes the theme of the loss of innocence in the poetry of Seamus Heaney: "Death of a Naturalist", "Blackberry-Picking", "Follower", and "Mid-term Break". It was originally designed for a 12th grade IB English class.