Digging | Study Guide

Seamus Heaney

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Overview

Author

Seamus Heaney

Year Published

1966

Type

Poem

Genre

Memoir

Perspective and Narrator

The first-person speaker in "Digging" is the poet himself, first observing his father and then recalling memories of his father and grandfather.

Tense

"Digging" is narrated in both present and past tense.

About the Title

In "Digging," the poet sees the act of writing poetry as digging for meaning and memory in the soil of Ireland. His digging is a metaphorical version of the literal digging his father and grandfather did before him.

Summary

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