Seamus Heany beginnings as a poet started with him meeting the woman whom he was to marry and who was to be the mother of his three children. Marie Heaney has been a central part to Heany's life, both professionally and imaginatively, appearing directly and indirectly in individual poems from all periods of his poems. Heany wrote a poem called Punishment where he describes to the reader how a woman is being tortured because she committed adultery. The narrator also shows some type of affection towards the woman in a couple lines saying, "I almost love you but would have cast, I know, the stones of silence (1167)." That line proves that he loves the girl but know that everybody, even him has sinned before. Heany's point of view shows sympathy and bitter love towards this act of punishment and shows me that Heany has been either hurt or subliminally receiving the other end of the punishment by describing the pain.
Rita Dove was the youngest person and the first African-American ever named Poet Laureate of the United States. Much of Dove's work concentrates on revealing the beauty and significance of everyday events in ordinary lives. In "The Yellow House on the Corner (1980)" and "Museum (1983)", she shows how such moments make up individuals' history and add to the experiences that human beings share. That explains why she wrote a poem called The Cane Fields. The Cane Fields was about a group of Haitian soldiers who... [continues]
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