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Analysis of "The Forge" by Seamus Heaney

The Forge
by Seamus Heaney

All I know is a door into the dark.
Outside, old axles and iron hoops rusting;
Inside, the hammered anvil’s short-pitched ring, 1,412 more words


Beowulf, Seamus Heaney

Beowulf is the longest epic poem in Old English, the language spoken in Anglo-Saxon England. Beowulf relates the exploits of its hero, and his successive battles with a  218 more words


Nanowrimo Spotlight: Alice Hayes

Good evening! I’m not quite sure how many more spotlights there will be this Nano season, but I’d like to thank all of my readers and my spotlight volunteers! 614 more words


Then as the years went on and my listening became more...

Then as the years went on and my listening became more deliberate, I would climb up on an arm of our big sofa to get my ear closer to the wireless speaker. 7 more words

Seamus Heaney

Elysian Poetry: A Short History of Immortality, Homer to Heaney (Seminar, 26th November)

The next seminar in our Inventions of the Text series, and the inaugural seminar of the Centre for Poetry and Poetics research series, will see Professor Patrick Cheney talk about the representation of immortality in the poetry of Homer, Seamus Heaney, and others in between. 187 more words


Week 100: Silence, Solace and Defiance

On Friday November 13th, Paris, my beautiful Paris, was assaulted. What words are there? What you have no words for, you cannot talk about, Wittgenstein said. 620 more words

The Rory Gilmore Book Challenge -- Beowulf, Seamus Heaney

Crossing another title off the list, I am making progress with The Rory Gilmore Book Challenge. This week I completed Beowulf by Seamus Heaney.

The classic story takes place when demons named Grendel attack and King Hrothgar is losing warriors each night. 2,775 more words