Seamus Heaney Interview

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Seamus Heaney

Presenter - “ Hello my name is ................ and today on .......... I will be interviewing a famous Irish poet called Seamus Heaney. Welcome ” . Seamus Heaney -“ Thanks for inviting me here to talk about my poems”. Presenter - “ Of course you are famous for the poems of Blackberry Picking, The Forge, Trout, Digging and Follower. The poems that I would like to talk to you about are Blackberry Picking and Digging. Now could just explain some of the techniques that you used in the poem Digging ” . Seamus Heaney - “ Well there was Repetition to give you an idea of the depth, length, how wide and how high the object is. Imagery to put an idea of what the object feels like, looks like and smells like, and Onomatopoeia for the sound of what is happening at the time ” . Presenter - “ Very interesting. What about Blackberry ” . Seamus Heaney - “ Imagery again to give the reader an idea of the object, Personification to give a object a human quality, for example : the tree was as lively as a . . . Simile is what people should know which is just using `like` or `as` in a sentence . Presenter - “ What was the subject matter for the poem Digging ? “ . Seamus Heaney - “ The subject matter the poem Digging is that my grandfather was a Digger and so was my father and they wanted me to dig as well but I wanted to dig with my pen in poems and writing in general . Presenter – “ So you wanted your own future and it payed off well. What about Blackberry Picking? Seamus Heaney - “ Blackberry picking was when I was a child and about the ups and downs of blackberry picking with the joy of the upcoming blackberry season and being able to go out and picking the blackberries off the long twisting vines in Ireland and the sadness of the end of the season when there are no more blackberries to pick from the vines . Presenter – “ What was main message for the poem to say to the people that read your poem of Digging. Seamus Heaney - “ The main purpose of digging was to...
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