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CLIP 1396

Seamus Heaney - 'The Frontier of Writing'

Seamus Heaney - 'The Frontier of Writing'

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Key Info
  • Seamus Heaney - 'The Frontier of Writing'
  • Duration: 01:35
  • The reading of Seamus Heaney's 'The Frontier of Writing' by the writer and poet John Hegley. It is exemplified by the film of a driver passing through army checkpoints. It highlights the political and religious divide. 'The Frontier of Writing' is about the path of the writer as they try to navigate their way through this conflict. After a brief introduction, Hegley reads the poem.
  • Subject:



    Poetry: Late 20th Century and Contemporary

  • Keywords: political, religious, writer, path, poetry, conflict, Seamus Heaney
Ideas for use in class
  • Collect a range of writing around the conflict in Northern Ireland. Ask students to identify the voices in the writing, and then to relate this to the style, purpose audience. How many of these could refer to any conflict?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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