Mossbawn Sunlight

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Seamus Heaney Note on Mossbawn Sunlight, created by niamhmoynagh on 05/05/2013.

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Mossbawn Sunlight by Seamus Heaney aunt Mary baking - domestic activity - epitomises love warm images - suns heat and the oven "the sun stood still" stillness, all positive images, time standing still wholesome - aunts association with flour and bread  simplicity, ordinary, everyday, love hidden everywhere violence and conflict completely absent, refuge from conflict and violence celebration of aunts baking family - deep affection, depicts her in a kind and nurturing nature childhood perspective - evokes child mentality - fascinated w her baking, feeling of security memory poem poetry- care and patience in baking also important in creating poetry warm peaceful mood love doesn't idealise her, real love, described affectionately yet realistically as "broad lapped" with "measling shins" "and here is a space" "and here is love" simile - sun = griddle sky = wall "the sun stood/ like a griddle cooling/ against the wall of each long afternoon" assonance - repeat o and u sounds, long broad vowels slows the pace of the verse, relaxed. "honeyed water" "helmeted" "heated" alliteration

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