The Strand at Lough Beg, Seamus Heaney:

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  • The Strand at Lough Beg, Seamus Heaney:
    • Themes-
      • Loss
        • Innocence
          • Respect
            • Conflict
    • Key Quotes-
      • Death-
        • "the bloodied heads"
          • "demon pack"
          • "cold-nosed gun"
          • "red lamp"
          • "there you used hear guns fired behind the house"
          • "duck shooters"
          • "like a dull blade"
      • Innocence-
        • "the white glow"
        • "Church Islands spire, its soft treeline of yew"
        • "Honed bright."
        • "to wash you"
  • Comparison Poems-
    • Mametz Wood: you can explore the theme of loss between the two poems.
    • The Strand at Lough Beg, Seamus Heaney:
      • Themes-
        • Loss
          • Innocence
            • Respect
              • Conflict
      • Key Quotes-
        • Death-
          • "the bloodied heads"
            • "demon pack"
            • "cold-nosed gun"
            • "red lamp"
            • "there you used hear guns fired behind the house"
            • "duck shooters"
            • "like a dull blade"
        • Innocence-
          • "the white glow"
          • "Church Islands spire, its soft treeline of yew"
          • "Honed bright."
          • "to wash you"
    • At the Waters Edge: you can explore the theme of loss as the poem has political undertones of bloody sunday and how 13 innocent people were killed by the British Army.
  • Context-
    • the poem is written to honour the death of Heaney's cousin who was killed in a political movement. it revolves around the fact innocent people are dying in the face of political wars.
    • "For you and yours and yours and mine faught shy" - chiasmic declaration of lineage. used to build up more force to emphasise the fact they are innocent.

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