• Isc English for 11 and 12 Std
    In "Church Going", the poet expresses the same disrespectfulness towards church as "In Westminster Abbey." The Church, also known as the house of God, is seen by the poet as a current building and all being alike, "another church: matting, seats, and stone..." some brass and stuff" which gives the...
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  • Philip Larkin's Images
    Stanza forms and images in Philip Larkin The various fields of art, just as all ways of life, in the twentieth century were deeply impacted by the horrifying experiences of the two world wars and especially the second one. English poetry was not an exception either. "Among the poets of this time there...
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  • Essays
    Philip Larkin was born in Coventry in August 1922. He has described his childhood, with his domineering father and timid mother, as a "forgotten boredom”. Tall and short sighted, he grew up self-conscious and shy, developing a stammer at an early age. He did well in school and went to study English at...
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  • Seminar on Literature
    Seminar 1 Modern British Poetry (John Betjeman, Philip Larkin, Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney) 1. The main characteristics of poetry. 2. John Betjeman’s conservatism in form and theme. Winter Seascape: the poet’s brilliance at describing landscape. 3. The Movement as an anti-modernist group...
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  • This Be the Verse
    "This Be The Verse" is a lyric poem in three verses of four iambic tetrameter on an alternating rhyme scheme, by the English poet Philip Larkin (1922–1985). It was written around April 1971, first published in the August 1971 issue of New Humanist, and appeared in the 1974 collection High Windows. ...
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  • Philip Larkin 'the Whitsun Weddings' Commentaries
    Larkin Poem Commentaries Here My feelings for ‘Here’ have much to do with the recent video prepared for the Larkin25 anniversary, which should be seen in conjunction with what I have to say here. Sir Tom Courtenay’s reading together with the images of Hull and its surrounding areas, leave me with the...
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  • Larkin, Philip Comments on This Be the Verse
    This Be the Verse by Philip Larkin They fuck you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had And add some extra, just for you. But they were fucked up in their turn By fools in old-style hats and coats, ...
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  • Composition
    my senses would have cool'd To hear a night-shriek; and my fell of hair Would at a dismal treatise rouse and stir As life were in't: I have supp'd full with horrors; Direness, familiar to my slaughterous thoughts Cannot once start me. Re-enter SEYTON Wherefore was that cry? i) ...
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  • Poetry of Phillip Larkin
    The poetry of Philip Larkin possesses a unique characteristic that has drawn the attention of many readers from 1945, when his first book was published, up until the modern day. His writing contains unique characteristics because he was not raised with the normal life that many writers today have and...
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  • Philip Larkin
    Philip Larkin Philip Larkin, is a famous writer in postwar Great Britain, was commonly referred to as "England's other Poet Laureate" until his death in 1985. Indeed, when the position of laureate became vacant in 1984, many poets and critics favored Larkin's appointment, but the shy, provincial...
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    "The Raven" Summary: The unnamed narrator is wearily perusing an old book one bleak December night when he hears a tapping at the door to his room. He tells himself that it is merely a visitor, and he awaits tomorrow because he cannot find release in his sorrow over the death of Lenore. The rustling...
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  • Poem
    April 13, 2011 Philip Larkin’s Church Going describes the idle curiosity of the poet/speaker for a church he comes across while out for a bike ride. It consists of 7 stanzas, each 9 lines in length.The meter is a relaxed iambic pentameter. The rhyme scheme is ababcbdgb with numerous slant rhymes appearing...
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  • Notes
    Church Going" In Philip Larkin's poem, "Church Going," Mr. Larkin depicts the confusion of an individual, the persona, who is compelled to enter the churches he sees on his bicycle rides. His problem is, that every time he comes away feeling as if he has wasted his time. Larkin uses...
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  • Church Going
    CHURCH GOINGPHILIP LARKIN A typical Larkin poem begins with precisely observed description of a scene from contemporary life and moves on to a conclusion which reflects on the significance of what has been described. Church Going is one such poem. Larkin begins the poem with a precisely observed...
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  • Ambulances - Philip Larkin
    A poem which describes an ordinary or everyday scene is ‘Ambulances’ by Philip Larkin. ‘Ambulances’ is about an ambulance going to take someone away and the neighbourhood is watching what is happening. It shows the curiosity that is in every human being and the inevitability of dying. This essay will...
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    Church Going” by Philip Larkin is a compelling poem. Firstly, the first 2 stanzas describe the visit to the particular church. The narrator’s purpose and attitude is made clear in the first line: “once I am sure there’s nothing going on”. This shows that the narrator is someone who is in church more...
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  • Course Notes
    Autumn Ode to a Nightingale Ode on a Grecian Urn Section B 1. Philip Larkin Mr. Bleaney Church Going Ambulances 1914 Personal Helicon Tolland Man A Constable Calls Toome Road Casting and Gathering Thought Fox Chances That Morning Full Moon and Freida 2. Seamus Heaney 3. Ted Hughes Paper...
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  • Typical Ib A1 Hl English Exam Question
    identified narrative voices in poetry such as the characterisations used in many of Robert Browning’s poems. In The Bishop Orders his Tomb at Saint Praxed’s Church the persona is the central focus in the dramatic monologue. The bishop’s characteristics are portrayed throughout the poem which mostly reveals utterly...
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  • Ingles Prohibido
    Jong, Erica: Any Woman's Blues; Jonson, Gregory: Mountain Male; Keaton, Norman: Falling Off A Ladder; Laffan, James: Up and Down the Lisburn Road; Larkin, Philip: Collected Poems, Selected Letters; Lawrence, D.H.: Lady Chatterley's Lover; Logan, Roy: Working it Out With a Pencil; Lukowiak, Ken: A Soldier's...
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  • University of Oxford
    the Roman Catholic James II, who was later overthrown in the Revolution of 1688. The university served as the site of the Oxford Movement in the Church of England in the 1830s. Parliament accepted proposals submitted by a Royal Commission appointed in 1850. These proposals revolutionised the medieval...
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