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Digging

Digging

by Seamus Heaney

Digging: How deep do you think words are? True or False

1. What tool do both the father and grandfather use?A spade
2. Why doesn't the speaker use a spade for real digging instead of a pen for metaphorical digging?He is allergic to dirt
3. The roots the grandfather cuts through symbolize what?The way the grandfather murders people
4. What does the speaker's "digging" lack compared to the digging of his father and grandfather?Hard work
5. What does the speaker think of his father's and grandfather's work?He is afraid they will hurt themselves

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