Storm on the island

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Who wrote Storm on an island?
Seam Heaney
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What inspired them to write Storm on an island?
Seam Heaney witnessed a many violent storms giving him the idea for storm on the island.
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What does the title mean?
Poem highlights the violence of nature as experienced by Heaney.
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What was the poets purpose?
Heaney wanted people to recognise the power of nature and that it controls us as a human race.
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What is the poem about?
The poem describes the experience of being in a cliff top cottage on an island off the coast of Ireland, during a storm. The people are isolated and can do nothing against the powerful and violent weather.
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What is the context of the poem?
The poem is based on an island that's far north in the mighty Atlantic which receives some bad weather.
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