Title

Bread Crumbs

Advisor

Pierce, Catherine

Committee Member

Marsh, Kelly

Committee Member

Lyons, Richard

Date of Degree

1-1-2012

Original embargo terms

MSU Only Indefinitely

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

English

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of English

Abstract

Seamus Heaney’s “Glanmore Sonnets” form the center of his 1979 collection Field Work. The sonnet series pose an interesting topic of study not only because they constitute a formalist move for a free verse poet, but also because of the way Heaney uses the sonnet form to demonstrate his view of time. In my examination of “Glanmore Sonnets,” I am interested in how Heaney fulfills and expands the traditional role of the sonnet.In this paper, I examine how Heaney’s “Glanmore Sonnets” both enact the sonnet’s traditional concern with immortality and time and expand the form to embody his view of the fluid nature of time and being.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/20709

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