He was the author of over 20 volumes of poetry and criticism, and edited several widely used anthologies.
The reader is introduced to the skunk in the first stanza. The poem is a vivid description of an incident from the poet's childhood - a policeman making an official visit to his father's farm at Mossbawn to record tillage returns. It starts with a confusable rhyming couplet AAbut then, in the second stanza, the rhyme scheme is written as BBB.
The evidences in the research bring illuminations to the significant issues of postmodern concept. The poem does not have any conclusively rhyme scheme. In both poems the reader is told about Heaney's memories as a child and his progressing memories as he grows up and understands his surroundings more from an adults perspective.
Heaney enrolled at Queen's College in after attending his local town school and opting not to follow in his fathers success of being a farmer.
The purpose of the pause between the stanzas is to serve as a gap in time.