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On Ireland

“And again and again, the heart.”
—Jamaica Kincaid, “At the Bottom of the River”

The last time I saw red roses, I sat by them and stared and sighed.

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Announcing Reading Ireland Month!

The heart of an Irishman is nothing but his imagination. George Bernard Shaw

March is coming, and that means St. Patrick’s Day, but there’s much, much more…

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Ireland Month

Advanced Module A: Intertextual Perspectives Program and Resource package

As requested!!!

I have created a generic but detailed teaching program for the Module A: Comparative Study of Texts and Context: Intertextual Perspectives module.

I am working hard to complete the range of resources on the list but for those of you who requested a… 274 more words

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My father worked with a horse-plough…

His eye

Narrowed and angled at the ground,

Mapping the furrow exactly.

Seamus Heaney, Follower

Moe als ik ben – van een lange autoreis over van die fraaie Franse binnenwegen, met helaas teveel van die vlekken die het reistempo steeds opnieuw vertragen – sta ik niet stil bij een beeld dat me een van de mooiste foto’s ooit had opgeleverd. 235 more words


The Black-Stained Blade (A Riddle)

Fun, unexpected exercise for Brit Lit resulted in this little guy. We were assigned a poem of 10 lines or less abusing the tropes of traditional Anglo-Saxon verse. 118 more words


The Poetry of Seamus Heaney

by Mary Hanley

(Note:  Leaving Cert Poetry questions have in recent years become more sophisticated and focused on particular aspects of the poet’s work.  The first ever question on Heaney simply expected the candidate to give their personal reaction to his poems – today the focus is given in the question and these are the major aspects which you must address in your answer.   1,184 more words

Leaving Cert English

Chaucer, Chaucer, Chaucer!

Kind of like how on the Brady Bunch it was always Marsha – yeah… you get the picture. Anywho! For today I decided to post another small sampling of my academic work. 394 more words