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