Follower - Seamus Haney

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  • Created on: 21-09-13 12:41

In this poem we can see how Heaney looks up to his father. In the opening stanza his fathers power as a farmer is described. The simile ‘his shoulders like a full sail strung between the shafts and the furrow’ emphasises how powerful and vast he appeared to Heaney as a child. The second stanza Heaney calls his father ‘an expert’ in the first two words. It is a sentence on its own which emphasises how important this is. His fathers qualities are further emphasised when he says ‘the sod rolled over without breaking’ this shows his expertise.

In the third stanza Heaney describes how he gets the horses as a ‘team’ to move effortlessly and turn round whilst he uses his…


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