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Death Of A Naturalist

Poet: Seamus Heaney

About: Death metaphor for loss of innocence as grow up. how perception of nature changes as gets older. Rich description of swampy area where flax (plant) grows. Talks about Frogspawn, sparking school memory. Then snapped into present. Speaker finds frogs but is frightened into running away.

Points:

- Title = 'death' symbolises Heaney's loss of innocence as grows up

-  tone starts enthusiastic ('sweltered', 'festered', 'gargled' suggests enjoying vile…

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