Comparison of 2 Poems Mid Term Break by Seamus Heaney and Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day by William Shakespeare Seamus Heaney was born in 1939 in a small agricultural town in county Derry. In 1957 he went to Queen's University in Belfast where he studied literature. He returned to Queen's in 1965 as a lecturer. In 1972 Heaney moved to the Republic of Ireland because of the bitterness between Catholics and Protestants in the North. He taught at Carysfort College in Dublin from 1975 to 1980. He also taught at Harvard University, Massachusetts and Cambridge, England. His poetry is mainly concentrated upon his childhood years in Northern Ireland. The greatest achievement so far in his life is that he received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1995.
William Shakespeare is recognised the world over as being the greatest playwright, dramatists and writer of all time. He was born in 1564 and baptised in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England.
He was the third of eight children and the eldest son. He apprenticed his father as a glove maker but because of declines in business it would no longer be commercially viable for him to take over his fathers business. In 1582 Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, who was the daughter of a local farmer, to whom he had a daughter in 1583 and twins, a boy and a girl, in 1585. The boy did not survive. By 1592 William Shakespeare had attained success as an actor and playwright in London. His Sonnets and poems, written between 1593 and 1609, also established him as a gifted and popular poet of the Renaissance.
Shakespeare's poetic efforts include a series of one hundred and fifty four Sonnets, in which he developed the Shakespearean sonnet as a new poetic form, arranged as three quatrains and...