Perhaps the writer was lucky enough to experience this beauty in his childhood and is writing of how he longs to return to that place. The title offers more scenery to go along with the story of these farms being drawn out next to a river, something that I am all to unfamiliar with due to the lack of any moisture around my hometown. Nonetheless, the imagery he gives in the writing of a thick, green pasture covered with sheep that lays next to a slow flowing river is very present in my head. The line regarding the pheasants caused me to slightly drift away from the writing to tie it deeper into my own experience as a child, and still as an adult, learning about pheasants and their particular ways in order to effectively be able to hunt them. The writing
His choice to continue writing instead of carrying out the tradition of farming separates him from his family. In “Digging”, Heaney describes how he feels alienated from his father and grandfather. He feels as if he is not as skilled or worthy as them, but he uses writing: “the squat pen”, to stay connected to the memories with his family. In ‘Digging’, the poet uses onomatopoeia and alliteration effectively to depict what is happening outside his bedroom window, in order to recreate scenes from his past. “Clean rasping sound”, means a clean scrape through the soil, and the word “rasping” is onomatopoeic.
His father Ray Cash, and mother Carrie Cash named him J.R. because they could not think of a name. When Johnny enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1950, they wouldn’t let him use just initials as a name so he adopted the name John. John’s early life had a very major role in shaping his music career providing him with inspiration for many of his hit songs. John and his family had a very rough life during The Great Depression. The depression Barton 2 era was especially hard on the Cash family causing Johnny and his siblings to work on the family farm from a very young age.
The broken Globe Man is a product of his environment. This is a saying which applies to the story “The Broken globe” by Henry Kreisel. The main antagonist, Nick Solchuck, grew up in an uneducated farming environment where he was taught his father’s beliefs of the world. Nick would sneak off to school, against his father’s wishes, to learn more about the world. Because of this, Nick became an educated geophysicist.
Ancestral Photograph ‘Ancestral Photograph’ is written by the Irish poet, Seamus Heaney. It is a poem in which Heaney reminisces about his father’s and his father’s uncle particularly. A man who was in the agricultural industry. Everything is from his own memories and there is a clear contrast between past and present. Eventually, the agricultural life that his father and great uncle knew eventually and people were making a living in different ways.
Edgar Lee Masters Edgar Lee Masters was an American poet, known principally for his poems about life in the Midwest. It has been 49 years since he has died and today he is virtually forgotten. His book of poems entitled Spoon River Anthology may spark a small amount of recognition. This book is a work of free verse poems about the secret lives of the inhabitants of Spoon River, a small Midwest town based on Lewistown and Petersburg, Illinois. This book remains a landmark in the literature world of realism and revolt against conventional social standards that flourished in the early 20th century.
When Carl was an adolescent the family moved to a farm about 30 miles from Chicago. Carl was required to do his share of chores, he had a strict upbringing. Life on the farm taught Carl to be independent and self disciplined. After the farm, Carl Rogers attended the University of Wisconsin where he studied Agriculture. He later switches his major to religion with intentions of becoming a minister.
My Father’s Song also focuses on a main point in many Indian cultures, the value of all living things and the idea of responsibility and growing up. I felt that the poem was used to explain a lesson between a boy and his father. The father is teaching the boy how to grow up. With the experience of planting corn in the fields show a sense of survival. A man must know how to plant food to be able to eat.
Firstly, we can see the very ambiguous suggestion of the title ‘Follower’. This could show that now the young boy in this poem follows his father literally and metaphorically. The main story of this poem shows how Heaney was a young boy and was allowed to go with his father to work daily. The purpose of this was to mention when he was around his father as he just followed him around the farm with some desperation to learn and eventually take over the role of his father, with Heaney’s choice in the fifth stanza ; ‘I wanted to grow up and plough’. He believes that by imitating his father’s actions on the farm will enable him to soon take over the role, although he learns how skilled the work is.