• Isc English for 11 and 12 Std
    for their own benefit. The use of less poetic devices such as "oh bomb the Germans" in "In Westminster Abbey" or "bored, uniformed, knowing the ghostly silt" in "Church Going" does not suggest that this in any way makes the poems less "poetic" in any sense at all. John Betjeman and Philip Larkin...
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  • Philip Larkin's Images
    , formal religion in our "modern" life. As is so typical of Larkin, a seemingly objective description of the place introduces the poem. The description of the church is full of carefully chosen details which somewhat underlies the speaker's (the poet's) attitude towards the changing role of...
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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...
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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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  • Seminar on Literature
    ? Here where the cliffs alone prevail I stand exultant, neutral, free, And from the cushion of the gale Behold a huge consoling sea. Philip Larkin Church Going Once I am sure there's nothing going on I step inside, letting the...
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  • Philip Larkin 'the Whitsun Weddings' Commentaries
    it's like looking into the past, seeing all the films from a year ago and all the fashion photos. Jonathan Winn This poem was written when Philip Larkin lived in his top flat in Pearson Park in Hull. He loved living in a high room, where he could observe the comings and goings of other people...
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  • Composition
    as he sits deep into the night.’ - Discuss Question - 6 ‘Church Going’ by Philip Larkin is a church visitor’s observation and his thoughts about churches and church going.’ – Discuss....
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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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  • 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...
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  • Philip Larkin
    one of his most cynical poems. Even the title is cynical.” Church going” can mean going to church, or the fact that in his opinion the church is disappearing. 1st line is cynical. Larkin only goes in when nothing is going on, but in his opinion nothing important is ever going on in a church. Shows...
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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...
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    seasons succeed each other in a cyclical pattern and winter is always followed by spring. Similarly, he wants to rekindle hope in the peoples’ hearts that the days of decadence, darkness and hardships would be followed by a new age of joy, revival and rebirth. CHURCH GOING Philip Larkin’s...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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  • Course Notes
    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 II: (Drama II) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Ibsen Chekov Brecht Beckett Edward Bond...
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  • Ms
    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...
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  • Typical Ib A1 Hl English Exam Question
    persona in Self’s the Man by Philip Larkin is quite different from the two previous poems as the persona is not explicitly identified, however there are many features of the poem which suggest that the persona is an imitation of a brash lower middle-class man who is untrained in verse, yet shares many of...
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  • Bible of Beat Generation
    . The Movement poets as a group came to public notice in Robert Conquest's 1955 anthology New Lines. The core of the group consisted of Philip Larkin, Elizabeth Jennings, D. J. Enright,Kingsley Amis, Thom Gunn and Donald Davie. They were identified with a hostility to modernism and internationalism...
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  • University of Oxford
    . Actors Hugh Grant, Kate Beckinsale, Dudley Moore, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Richard Burton studied at the University, as did film-maker Ken Loach; Evelyn Waugh, Lewis Carroll, Aldous Huxley, Oscar Wilde, Vikram Seth and the poets Shelley, Donne, Auden, C.S. Lewis and Philip Larkin are amongst the...
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