by Seamus Heaney
Digging: Ain't no Famine like an Irish Potato Famine Quiz
Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Digging? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Where are the memories most likely taking place?
Right outside the speaker's window
Q. Which of the following is not "dug up"?
Q. How will the speaker follow family tradition?
By toiling in the fields
By spending a lot of time outdoors
By "digging" with his pen
By cultivating a garden
Q. What kind of rhyme scheme does "Digging" use?
An ABAB rhyme scheme
All the lines rhyme at the end
Q. Why is digging so important to the speaker and his family?
It's a way to spend the time
It's a way to make money
It is how they would have survived through the Irish Potato Famine
It reminds them of Fear Factor