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Casualty

"Casualty" deals with the poet's reaction to the killing of 13 civil rights protest marchers by British troops in 1972 in Derry. This event is referred to as "Bloody Sunday" or the "Bogside...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2012 3:57 pm UTC

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In “Casualty,” Seamus Heaney uses body imagery to establish the character of the fisherman; the poet presents water imagery to illustrate the man’s ties to fishing and drinking. The repeated water...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2020 3:13 pm UTC

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"Casualty" by Seamus Heaney, begins with the description of an unnamed man in a pub, who the speaker has long known. The man was a "regular" patron, and the bartender always knew what he wanted:...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2012 11:37 pm UTC

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The first stanza of Heaney's poem is rife with compound words, or two words joined by a hyphen to create a new word. The subject of the poem is a "sure-footed," "dole-kept breadwinner" who puts on...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2017 4:37 pm UTC

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The death of the fisherman in a terrorist bomb blast does indeed represent a loss of innocence for the speaker to some extent. He is very sad at the death of the man he knew well and deeply...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2018 8:49 am UTC

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There are several different literary-critical approaches you could take to writing an essay about Seamus Heaney's poem "Casualty." Given the history of the "troubles" in Northern Ireland, the...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2012 10:25 pm UTC

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