Under my window, a clean rasping sound When the spade sinks into gravelly ground: My father, digging. I look down –"Digging,” Se
amus Heaney Which statement best explains the effect of the word clean in this passage? It shows that the speaker does not like farming because he dislikes getting dirty. It draws attention to the differences between the speaker and his father. It suggests that the speaker finds the sound of digging to be pleasant and wholesome. It emphasizes that the speaker has many chores to do around the farm.
Answer: It suggests that the speaker finds the sound of digging to be pleasant and wholesome.
In this excerpt, the author is describing the sound of the spade hitting the ground as "clean." A clean sound is one that is smooth and performed without difficulty. It suggests that the person making the sound is skillful. It also implies a wholesomeness. The choice of words suggests that the speaker finds the sound pleasant.
Woah. I love Fantasy so it will be fun answering your question. ^^
Now I'm guessing that the place and time might be taken in the past like maybe a long time ago where there weren't planes or trains? Since that's when a lot of folk stories and fantasy things are placed.
Just in case I'll leave some options in all time periods so you have a variety:
Ireland is a good one. In all time periods. Since there is water surrounding all sides of it there is room for mermaids. There are also cliffs there Also have you heard of the drombeg circle? Thats something popular loacted there.
I looked up some forests for your wolves Tongass National Forest, Alaska. Its an older forest..
Yakushima Forest, Japan is another one
Africa leaves a lot of options for different animal mixes since it has the most animals located there.
Hope this helps! (i spent too much time on this im sorry) :P