Here, Seamus Heaney reads his own poem out loud. Heaney's reading not only offers insight into his intentions in terms of the poem's tone and mood, but also grants valuable insight into the poem's sound-based techniques, especially for readers unfamiliar with Heaney's Northern Irish dialect of English. Hearing the poem in the author's accent reveals the effects of sound devices like rhyme in a way that might not otherwise be obvious.
Mid-Term Break Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for Mid-Term Break is a great
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