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A dramatisation of Seamus Heaney's poem 'Mid Term Break' and analysis by John Hegley and Catherine Byron.
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25 April 1997

Classroom Ideas

Before watching, ask students to explore what they understand by the term 'voice' in a text. What creates voice? Is the narrator's voice different from authorial voice? Now show students only the dramatisation of 'Mid Term Break'. What do they learn about the voice in this poem? Then show students the rest of the clip. What can they add to their understanding of the voice now?

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