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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 1 decade ago

why seamus heaney wrote the poem "follower"?

i need backgrounds on the poem "follower" by seamus heaney. what made him write the poem?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    This poem is about Seamus' father. All throughout his childhood, he watched his father and followed him around and was amazed at his father's talent in farming. Now it is his father who relies on Seamus and is amazed by his talent. It is about the reversal of roles over time.

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  • Wendy
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    4 years ago

    From what I remember, its mainly about family ties and breaking traditions, so its pretty literal. No real metaphor there.

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  • 1 decade ago

    HIs heart might said him to do so.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    he wrote it for poops and giggles

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