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Contrast in the Third Stanza

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Mid-Term Break by Seamus Heaney

"Mid-Term Break - Poetry Foundation." Poetry Foundation. Poetry Foundation. Web. 19 May 2016. http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/57041.

How does the third stanza characterize the speaker?

A

It is clear that the speaker is now the head of the family.

B

We see the speaker as both a child and an adult.

C

We see the depth of the speaker's emotional state.

D

It raises questions about the speaker's role in the family.

E

We see the speaker as alienated from his family.