The salient and peculiar imagery found in Seamus Heaney's "Blackberry Picking" adds a full understanding to the reader of how nature can be so important to someone's life. Heaney uses literal descriptions in late August of picking blackberries and the use of these convey the reader's to understand the imagery he is trying to express. His use of imagery portrays a deeper understanding of the intriguing experience of picking blackberries.
Heaney states, "Late August, given heavy rain and sun For a full week, the blackberries would ripen." Heaney's desire for nature is fulfilled with blackberries from the start of his poem. Heaney's dreams for a full week in August have arrived and states nature with imagery. He explains the image of the sun and rain nourishing blackberries. For example, he states the texture, color, and effectiveness from blackberries. The overwhelmness of blackberries and the comparisons of each different color berry have taken over Heaney. He seems to be having visions of blackberries and describes so clearly the thoughts that have been lively in his intelligence.
Heaney's accomplishes his goal of picking blackberries and enables the reader to experience his adventure. The uses of diction are intentionally used in this poem to make its imagery to be diverse. "You ate that first one and its flesh was sweet Like thickened wine." The word "flesh" makes it sensationally to understand how blackberry texture tastes like in a persons mouth. Nature in Heaney's mind seems to be blackberries in late August with a chain of cycle from being a glossy purple clot to a fermented sweet and sour flesh. .
The poem is like a teacher teaching readers to enjoy nature. Heaney states, "We trekked and picked until the cans were full, Until the tinkling bottom had been covered With green ones, and on top big dark blobs burned Like a plate of eyes." This seems to be teaching everyone a lesson in life.