Posts tagged as after the titanic

Derek Mahon: Sympathetic Poetry

Sympathetic poetry Grandfather: . As mentioned previously, this poem focuses in part on the detail that Mahon’s grandfather was frequently absent, and was not present when needed, ‘Never there when you call’. It would thus be understandable if Mahon was someway resentful towards his grandfather, yet in this poem Mahon explores… Continue Reading →

Imagery in Derek Mahon’s Poetry

Day Trip to Donegal: Here Mahon examines the relationship between man and nature, using imagery to display how man is harmfully intruding on the natural world. Donegal is initially idealized with imagery of the sublime, with Mahon declaring that its hills are ‘a deeper green/ Than anywhere in the world’,… Continue Reading →