Thursday, April 1, 2010

Derek Mahon supplement

This is the first follow up to discussion from April 1 on Derek Mahon.

Read "Easter 1916" by W.B. Yeats and compare the stone imagery in this poem to what we saw in "Spring in Belfast." Additionally, how does Yeats's questioning contrast against Mahon's "casual pity"?

Derek Mahon also is noted for his ties to his predecessor, W.H. Auden (1907-1973).

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