Aubade Poem

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Aubade Poem

By | November 2012
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Analysis of Aubade

He is lonely and depress with the world. He drinks every single, work to support himself and stay up all night rethinking about his useless life. He is dark outside and cold from the inside, no one can see him. He is afraid of what might happen if he takes another step into life. He begin to describe his emotional feelings on paper, thinking about the time that he will be the next one laying in the grave, he is fearing death. In the poem, “Aubade,” Philip Larkin take the reader into his pathless journey, letting his audience know what he does and what will happen. He accomplished this through the use of imagery, poetic devices, and organization of the poem.

Throughout this poem, the narrator uses imagery by describing his fear of death and the unexpected of death. In the first stanza, lines 1-2, “I work all day, and get half drunk at night, waking at four to soundless dark,” show what he does on his daily basis. He tell people what he is doing without feeling shame, “ work all day” you can picture him working at factory doing the same thing all over again, meanwhile he come and get “half drunk.” It seem like the narrator can’t sleep and he is depress. His depressing phrases, he begins to describe what is outside of his house when stepping into the society of death. In lines 3-4, “In time the curtain…till then I see… Unresting death,” he goes from light behind his curtain, the brightness he faces in the morning when going to work and the death road along the way. He emphasizes the “unresting death,” explaining that he will soon die and he makes all thoughts impossible.

“The mind blanks at the glare. Not in remorse- The good not done, the love not give,” is the mephator Philip uses to establish the meaning of the title. Aubade is the lovers separate at dawn, so other words it doesn’t mean two couples, it is the relationship between death and the narrator. The death can be seen as a lover; because the narrator spends the whole time in...