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With close reference to the ways each poet uses language, compare and contrast what the speaker in each poem says about nature. You should include relevant contextual material.

Which poem do you prefer? Give your reasons.

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Look again at Blackberry Picking by Seamus Heaney and Overlooking The River Stour by Thomas Hardy which both deal with nature.

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What might you want to say about the theme of nature in Blackberry Picking if you were answering this question on this poem?

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