Seamus Heaney- Broagh

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What is a broagh?
The muddy of the bank of a river.
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Briefly discuss the overall structure and rhythm of Broagh.
Quatrane, enjambment in every line, no rhyme scheme (wild like the river), the actual shape of the poem is like a river.
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Discuss the lexical choices within stanza 1 and 2.
'canopied' and 'broad docken'- Wild area. 'bruised easily'- Contrasts with strength and uncertainty, fragility. 'black O'- links to title.
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Discuss the lexical choices within stanza 3 and 4
'low tattoo'- Originally a sound, piece of music that identifies you, breeze and wind blows through. 'gh'- comparison to sound, phonology. 'Difficult to manage'- again links back to the start, circular structure.
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How would you describe the language within Broagh?
Informal and simplistic with some specialist lexis conce
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Briefly discuss the overall structure and rhythm of Broagh.

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Quatrane, enjambment in every line, no rhyme scheme (wild like the river), the actual shape of the poem is like a river.

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Discuss the lexical choices within stanza 1 and 2.

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Discuss the lexical choices within stanza 3 and 4

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How would you describe the language within Broagh?

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