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Questions tagged [seamus-heaney]

Questions about the Northern Irish poet, playwright and translator Seamus Heaney (1939 – 2013) and his works. Heaney was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995.

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Meaning of lines explaining Hrothgar's ruling in Heorot

I'm reading Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf and when the poet talks about Heorot Hall (lines 71 through 73) he says it would be his throne-room and there he would dispense his God-given ...
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In the poem “North” by Seamus Heaney, what is meant by the Aurora Borealis line and the word “nubbed”?

I'm taking notes and learning about the poem "North" by Seamus Heaney, and would like help with the literary analysis of some lines. What is meant by: Expect aurora Borealis in the long foray, but ...