Poems Analysis: Bogland by Seamus Heaney
Juan Rodriguez Lacasa
Poetry gratitude: Bogland, Heaney
In " Bogland”, Heaney describes the landscape of his local Ireland and in particular, the peat moss bogs for which the terrain is renowned. The bogs protect layers of the past which the reader slowly digs into, and throughout the composition the strengthen gives away a feeling of patriotism and intimacy. The title suggests a squelched swamp to be prevented, however Heaney shows his love with the place and proves to get a close relationship with this when he character the bog. The tower-like structure, and uneven tempo help the reader understand the deep meanings from the poem. Inside the first passage, Heaney commences the composition by declaring " we have no prairies to slice a big sun at evening”, conveying trough this metaphor that the surroundings is far from flat and endless, nevertheless has deep deepness along with slight elevations as you shall discover. This is reinforced in the next two lines while using word " encroaching” mirrors a sense of claustrophobic environment, again contrasting while using never-ending grasslands. Furthermore this word, and also saying " we”, Heaney introduces the sense of togetherness and community, some thing very important pertaining to him. Inside the second stanza, Heaney explains that " the eye…is wooed in to the Cyclops' attention of a tarn”. The Cyclops a fabulous beast from Ancient greek language mythology, provides a magical atmosphere to the poem. Additionally , once combined with the phrase " wooed” it seems to become luring someone into the danger represented by the " tarn”. The wildness and liberty is pointed out the word " unfenced” a central thought in the poem. In stanza three, the reader witnesses a turn in the poem while the antelope and butter that had been maintained for years will be recovered. A feeling of both melancholy and love to the gems of the place are present right here. Heaney reveals the place to the reader through the description through this it is " more than hundred years” of history, that are deeply smothered in the terrain. This is...