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Boland – forging a personal understanding

Themes that arise in Boland’s poetry: Ireland’s troubled and violent past The significance of myth The experience of being a woman – mother, housewife, lover . . . Truth Love and Relationships Suburbia Public and private worlds History Marriage Style and Technique Detached observation Rhyme Imagery – vivid and striking Metaphor and simile Repetition Contrast […]


Past exam questions on Boland

2011 ‘Boland’s reflective insights are expressed through her precise use of language.’ Write your response to this statement, supporting your answer with suitable reference to the poetry on your course. 2005 ‘The appeal of Eavan Boland’s poetry.’ Using the above title, write an essay outlining what you consider to be the appeal of Boland’s poetry. […]