Death of a Naturalist: Seamus Heaney (Themes (Nature (Changes from "…
Death of a Naturalist:
how time (growing up) affects our perception of the world around us
Based in the Irish Countryside
"Yellow in the Sun"
(purity and happiness) to the Onomatopoeia of
"Slap and Pop"
(aggressive and a threat)
Heaney's perception of
as a whole
Childhood (admiration) to Adulthood (disgust)
Nostalgia - Looking Back
The impact time has on the change of perception of nature.
Blanked verse (unrhymed) making it unpredictable
Respesent how unpredictable
Represents how unpredictable
can be and when it can happen in our lives.
1: Narrator slips into childhood self
"But best of all
2: Negative Imagery
"Sickened, turned, and ran"
Rule of 3
Running fear from the thing he use to see as his "
" or "
"Loose Necks Pulsed"
Contrasts to the reference
"In my heart"
linking to a change in perspective.
"In the heart
Highlights the fact that no one can predict the future, and how much that can change.