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Heaney's 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.

In the context of the entire poem, what is the purpose of the third stanza (lines 7-9)?

A

The third stanza raises questions as to whom this baby belongs.

B

The third stanza establishes the speaker's role in his family.

C

The third stanza emphasizes the never-ending cycle of life.

D

The third stanza prepares us for the innocence of the speaker's dead brother.

E

The third stanza creates a rhythm that is then repeated throughout the rest of the poem.