Essays on Mid-Term Break

Mid-Term Break
Original title Mid-Term Break
Author Seamus Heaney
Genre Fiction
Language English
Characters Seamus Heaney , Christopher Heaney , Mrs. Heaney , Mr. Heaney , Mrs. Hughes , Mr. Hughes , The Ambulance Men , The Neighbors
Published 1966
ISBN 9780571207839
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Seamus Heaney’s poem “Mid-Term Break” is about the death of his younger brother, Christopher, who was killed in a car accident. The poem is told from the perspective of the speaker, who is Heaney himself, as a young boy. The speaker is at school when he is told about his brother’s death and he is sent home. The speaker describes the events leading up to his brother’s death, including the car accident and the funeral. The speaker reflects on his own grief and how it has affected him.

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