An Appreciation of the poem Digging by Seamus Heaney

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Digging A poem by Seamus Heaney In this poem 'Digging' by Seamus Heaney, there is an element of ambiguity. The author writes this poem about a Father 'digging potatoes' - this however, is only on the surface. Underlying the true intention or meaning of the poem reveals the great admiration and respect for how hardworking his Father and Grandfather was. All though this may just be a poem about 'digging potatoes'. The poet reveals the …

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…describes the 'act' of digging in itself, as well as the language used to show the respect in his Father. Seamus Heaney shows a clever technique of bringing the reader to his memories as well as how he documents time to the present or the past. He is also successful in making the reader 'read between' the lines, so to speak. In order to show the readers the true intention of this poem about 'digging'.