Seamus Heaney's Poetry, Revision Notes

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Table of Contents

Context 4

‘Mid-Term Break’ 5

Summary 6

‘Digging’ 7

Summary 8

Context

Seamus Heaney was born in April 1939, the eldest member of a family that would eventually contain nine children. His father owned and worked a small farm of some fifty acres in County Derry in Northern Ireland, but his real commitment was to cattle-dealing. Heaney's mother came from a family called McCann whose connections were...

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