Seamus Heaney's The Forge

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Imagery’s Effect On Poetry Imagery is perhaps the most important tool that a writer must possess to be considered great. Imagery may be defined as the representation through language of sense experience (Arp, 607). This means that anything written that can be related to one of our senses, for example taste or smell. Seamus Heaney’s “The Forge” supplies us with numerous examples of imagery touching on many of our senses. The imagery in this …

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…we do. I also believe the man dies in the end. There are many points that I am unsure of like the ending. I am unsure if the person dies or grows up. Nevertheless I think this is perhaps the best poem I have read. Works Cited Arp, Thomas R. “Perrine’s Literature Structure, Sound, and Sense.” Harcourt Brace and Company: Fort Worth. 1998. pp. 607. Seamus, Heaney. “The Forge.” Harcourt Brace and Company: Fort Worth. 1998. pp. 612 –613.