Questions on 'Mid-Term Break'

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Question 1: How do you think the boy felt as the men came up to shake his hand?


Question 2: How does the father normally deal with funerals?


Question 3: What differences are there in the mother's and the father's reactions?



Question 4: In what way is the boy's body described in the poem?



Question 5: Describe the different emotions dealt with in the poem.

Question 6: How old was Seamus Heaney's brother when he died?


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