Essays on Digging

Digging
Original title Digging
Author Seamus Heaney
Genre Fiction
Language English
Characters The Speaker, The Speaker's Father, The Speaker's Grandfather
Published 1966
ISBN 9780374500016
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Seamus Heaney’s Digging” is a poem about the speaker’s father and grandfather, both of whom were farmers. The speaker reflects on how his father and grandfather passed down their knowledge of farming to him. The speaker also reflects on how his own son is not interested in farming. The speaker wonders what will happen to the knowledge and traditions of farming when he is gone.”

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How does Seamus Heaney reveal his culture in ‘Digging’ and ‘Follower’?
...This simile is used to show the immense strength and great power within his father's masculine physique; it epically suggests that there are definite requirements and necessities needed to be as good a farmer as Heaney's father indeed is. I also beli...