The Forge

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Mind Map by niamhmoynagh, updated more than 1 year ago
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Seamus Heaney Mind Map on The Forge, created by niamhmoynagh on 04/22/2013.
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The Forge
1 Creative Process
2 Analogy for writing poems - different aspects of forge work as metaphors
2.1 blacksmith- scraps of metal into beautiful shapes, poetry impose order to ideas and words
3 Celebration of the blacksmiths work. Drawn to the physicality of the work
4 Interior of forge depicted as a place of wonder and marvel - anvil as a writers desk - 'unicorn' 'magical'
5 childs perspective - fascinated, in awe, childlike sense of wonder, childhood mentality
6 Changing world - blacksmith watches the cars passing - horseshoes he makes are hardly needed in modern world of mass produced cars
7 Pertrarkan sonet
8 First 8 lines - craft. End 6 lines - blacksmith at work
9 Forge as a poets mind/ imagination
10 'unpredictable fantail of sparks'
11 refers to the sound of the blacksmiths work as creating 'music'
12 full of sounds- 'hiss' of the hot horseshoe, 'grunts' of blacksmith, 'short pitched ring' of anvil
13 defiance - determination to preserve his craft in changing world
14 manliness - 'expends himself in shape and music' (at the anvil- writers desk)
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