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Why does the poet compare the two potato harvests?

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The poet compares the two harvests to show the contrast between a healthy crop and the blighted crop. This image shows the reader how human effort can yield such vastly different results and how nature can be very unpredictable.


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PREVIOUSComplete the passage given below by using the words/phrases in the boxes.Seamus Heaney's poem "1 __________________ ," features two 2__________________ depictions of a potato harvest. In the first section of the poem, the speaker describes a 3__________________ potato harvest with "a mechanical digger" . The second section provides details about what a healthy potato harvest should look like. Heaney uses details and 4 __________________ language to create realistic imagery of the potatos' appearance. He uses a 5 __________________ in line eighteen, "like 6__________________ ;" the poet's diction suggests 7 __________________ and8__________________; the earth has "good smells" and "a clean birth" of the potatoes, using a birth9__________________to describe the harvest.The third section of the poem offers a 10__________________ to the prior section. In this section, Heaney describes a time when the harvest was 11 __________________ ; his poem conjures imagery of sickness and disease with phrases like "-12 __________________ " and "stinking potatoes-13__________________" He carefully describes the famine's effect on the population by flashing images of the aftermath in tight, controlled phrases. His 14 __________________ tone reflects the speaker's anger at the failure of the crop.The final section of the poem is a 15__________________of the scene in the first section. Here, the workers sit and have lunch after working at the potato harvest. Heaney uses their 16__________________to contrast the previous section in which the people were starving from the famine. The workers "take their fill" on the "faithless ground;" the depiction of the ground as "faithless" 17 __________________ the earth as not only being uncertain and unreliable, but also suggests a 18__________________ between the earth and the farmers, in which the earth has betrayed the farmers' trust in the past.NEXTAnswer the following briefly:What view does the poem give of humanity’s relationship with the Earth?
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