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Digging this is the first poem in heaney's first collection and it may be thought of as a poet's credo or manifesto, in much the same way as w b yeats's 'a coat'. Between my finger and my thumb / the squat pen rests snug as a gun / under my window a clean rasping sound / when the spade sinks into gravelly ground:. Notes and worksheet questions on seamus heaney's poem, 'digging' 7 pages suitable for 11-16 year olds.
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Digging -- seamus heaney between my finger and my thumb the squat pen rests snug as a gun under my window, a clean rasping sound. His conflict as a younger man should he follow in his ancestors' footsteps by pursuing the noble occupation of potato farming and, consequently, provide food . Seamus heaney died in a dublin hospital in august 2013 at the age of 74, but he will live on for generations in thousands of classrooms,.
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