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'Follower' by Seamus Heaney (analysis)

Writer and poet John Hegley reads and contextualises Seamus Heaney's 'Follower'. The poem and commentary emphasise the mythology that surround fathers and how this changes over time. An elderly man reflects on his relationship with his father, also a ploughman, and how he wasn't allowed to plough. Heaney himself describes his relationship with his father and how he was overwhelmed by him.

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