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Seamus heaney poetry essays ent which relates the problems of the past with the present ‘troubles’ and human experiences. The first section deals with the death of what seems to be a member of Heaney’s family under the parameters of the social norms and as a result Heaney must shoulder “a kind of manhood” which represents the responsibility placed upon Heaney and implies a journey moving away from childhood, a kind of loss of innocence. This section is reflective and is a moment of time that is somewhat of a snapshot of the “dead relations” and through the descriptive imagery it alludes to criticisms of religion claiming that the dead are “shackled” by their beliefs and the images of service, shown through the passage “the wrists / obediently sloped,” accompany the images of imprisonment in critiquing the religious nature of Heaney’s time. In this first section Heaney creates a somber, reflective tone that is highlighted by the use of engamberment which creates a more conversational air, as if the point in time is being recounted to the reader rather than part of a poem and in turn the reader reflects upon the past that is being presented by Heaney and as a result the first section uses the mythology of Catholicism to symbolize the binding and restrictiveness of the religious practices of the time and this is portrayed as a problem of the human experience by Heaney. The second of the three sections however moves away from the somewhat ‘peaceful’ funerals of Examples Introduction To Essay Writing first section towards the need for a ritual suitable, like the ritual in the first section, for all the people who are being killed courtesy of the ‘troubles.’ This can be shown through the passage “Now as news comes in / Of each neighbourly murder / We pine for ceremony, Why helping others is important - Answers customary rhythms:” The need for a system of rituals seems to provide a link between the Macbeth by William Shakespeare - Text Dependent Analysis of a ritual or way in which to halt the violence of the ‘troubles.’ There seems to be in this sectio.