Mid-Term Break Summary & Analysis by Seamus Heaney

Seamus heaney mid term break.small

“Mid-Term Break” was published by Irish poet Seamus Heaney in his 1966 book Death of a Naturalist. The poem is about Heaney’s brother, who was killed by a car in 1953 when he was only 4 years old, and Heaney only 14. Personal and direct, the poem describes the unexpected ways his family’s grieves as they confront this tragedy. It also notes the way that grief may upset traditional social roles.

Logo books and text transparent a plus
Seamus heaney mid term break.large Get the entire guide to “Mid-Term Break” as a printable PDF. Download it!