"Philip Larkin As A Pessimistic Poet" Essays and Research Papers

  • Philip Larkin As A Pessimistic Poet

    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 author preferred to avoid the limelight. Larkin achieved acclaim on the strength of an extremely small body of work, just over one hundred pages of poetry in four slender volumes that appeared at almost...

    Cynicism, Life, Pessimism 1040  Words | 3  Pages

  • Philip Larkin Answer

    “Larkin is a pessimistic rather than optimistic poet” – Discuss Larkin has been regarded as a pessimistic poet. Larkin surely takes a very dark view of human life. The main emphasis in his poem is on failure and frustration in human life. However Larkin is not a uniformly pessimistic poet. Some of his poems have a profoundly moral character, which expresses itself in the need to control and organize life, rather than submit to a pre-determined pattern of failure. There is generally a debate going...

    Denotation, Life, Optimism 2531  Words | 4  Pages

  • Philip Larkin

    Philip Larkin demonstrates the use of “piquant mixture of lyricism and discontent” through his poetic explorations in Here and The Whitsun Weddings. Both pieces were published in 1964 as a collection of poems collectively titled ‘The Whitsun Weddings’. In the poem Here you see both lyricism (expression of emotion in an imaginative and beautiful way) and discontent (dissatisfaction, typically with the prevailing social or political situation) though in The Whitsun Weddings you tend to see more lyricism...

    Emotion, Industrial Revolution, Perception 857  Words | 3  Pages

  • Philip Larkin: an Introduction Tracing the Journey to Affirmation

    Philip Larkin is one of the most celebrated modern poets. He enjoys high reputation among the contemporary poets. As long ago as 1965 one critic talked of him as ‘’the best poet England now has’’(King 1) and ten years later his opinion was reaffirmed by Alan Brownjohn when he claimed that ‘’Larkin has produced the most technically brilliant and resonately beautiful, profoundly disturbing yet appealing and approachable body of verse of any English poet in the last twenty-five years’’(King 1). Larkin...

    Ezra Pound, Kingsley Amis, Modernism 980  Words | 3  Pages

  • Is Philip Larkin pre-eminently a poet of loneliness and loss?

    “Larkin is pre-eminently a poet of loneliness and loss.” How far do you agree with this statement? Make reference to the poems we have read so far in your response. Philip Larkin, one of Britain’s best loved poets, was known for his often unenthusiastic outlook towards life and the people that surrounded him. His poems have the proclivity to show the ways in which Larkin was dissatisfied with his own life, and not just the life of the persona in the poem. As well as loneliness and loss, other...

    Life, Mr Bleaney, Philip Larkin 1221  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Poem “at Grass” by Philip Larkin

    In the poem “At grass” by Philip Larkin the poet writes about his encounter with two retired horses. A passage of time is significant in this poem as it is only after the poet thinks back to what the horse’s life was like before it they retired that he has a change of mind and realises that they are probably better off now than they were in the past. The first hint that the poet gives us, is in his title of the poem “At Grass” as this gives the impression that the horses are at rest and away from...

    Grammatical tense, Meter, Past tense 1098  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 discuss how the poet uses an ordinary/everyday scene and make it important and to explore a wider universal theme. The essay will also show how Larkin’s use of poetic techniques makes and ordinary or...

    Ambulance, Confession, Death 821  Words | 3  Pages

  • Analyzing "Wild Oats" by Philip Larkin

    Philip Larkin - Wild OatsThe poem Wild Oats was written by a famous poet named Philip Larkin. The poem consists of three, eight line stanzas with each stanza describing a distinct period in his life. Philip Larkin used little sound effects and a minimal amount of rhyming to construct his poem. Rhyme, when it appears, is at the end of alternate lines such as, doubt and out, or snaps and perhaps. There is also no sign of alliteration, simile or use of a steady meter. The title Wild Oats was taken...

    Human sexual behavior, Interpersonal relationship, Love 1179  Words | 3  Pages

  • Philip Larkin "Trees" Poetry Analysis

    Philip Larkin – The Trees Commentary by Merve Hilal Taş The Trees by Philip Larkin is a 3 stanza poem observing the rebirth of trees. The trees are used as a metaphor for life in general symbolizing our hopes that we try to achieve to be reborn before eventually dying. There’s also a message within the poem implying that even though we as humans observe the trees to be reborn, they actually grow older. This poem shows that growing old and changing is inevitable. It also has a rhyming scheme of...

    Connotation, Death, Human 863  Words | 3  Pages

  • notes on larkin and abse

    Arguably this poem is not simply a misogynistic view on woman however is in fact a satirical poem which mocks modernity through quantifying love as expressed in the use of the line 'gave a ten Guinea-ring'. Larkin was a well known hater of the modern world and to an extent the romanticised idea of 'love' as seen in 'Self's the man' and 'Mr Bleaney', so through the use of the conversationalist tone that the persona of the poem creates the reader is presented with the concept of this poem either expressing...

    Dannie Abse, Love, Mr Bleaney 2229  Words | 6  Pages

  • Wild Oats by Philip Larkin

    story is told by Larkin aged 40, when he is still unmarried, and in this poem, he looks back to is younger days when he was around 20 years old. The poem describes one of his relationships in which he failed miserably. 20 years on from this event, he still has photos from it, but not of the girl he had a relationship with, but of her prettier friend. This prettier friend is immediately described as "A bosomy English rose". This hints at how extremely beautiful she is and how Larkin considers her at...

    English-language films, Interpersonal relationship, Kate Winslet 1360  Words | 4  Pages

  • Analysis of Philip Larkin

    Analysis of Philip Larkin’s poem ‘First sight’ in relation to the idea of natural progression through stages of life. First sight is an intense yet fulfilling interpretation of a newly born lambs first glimpses of the world. The poem also explores the difficulties the young lamb faces through its first experiences of the harsh environment and how they have to deal with it as they find their feet in the world. Been born in winter the lambs have yet to experience “earth’s unmeasurable surprise” which...

    LaMB, Poetic form, Poetry 896  Words | 3  Pages

  • Here Philip Larkin

    of consumerism. Following the pattern of many other poems in this collection, ‘Here’ begins with physical ideas of ‘rich industrial images’, before becoming more abstract in the final stanza. By beginning the poem with the participle, ‘swerving’, Larkin immediately gives the reader a sense of the moment being suspended in the present, before an unpredictable, fast movement, which is not usually associated with travelling on a train. The word itself is sudden, describing an immediate action and repetition...

    Meter, Philip Larkin, Poetry 1288  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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, Who half the time were sloppy-stern And half at one another's throats. Man hands on misery to man. It deepens like a coastal shelf. Get out as early as you can, And...

    Audience, Audience theory, Fuck 1296  Words | 4  Pages

  • Critical Analysis of 'Here' by Philip Larkin

    ‘HERE’ PHILIP LARKIN CRITICAL ANALYSIS ‘Here’ is a sprawling, moving and often majestic poem that takes the reader on a strikingly visual journey through the countryside and the town, before finally ending up on the coast. Larkin uses long, flowing sentences which add a sense of continual movement; these sentences are full of rich imagery and description which fully immerse the reader in the poem. The poem is titled ‘Here’, yet in the first three stanzas the poem takes in various locations and...

    City, Consumerism, Philip Larkin 1263  Words | 4  Pages

  • Death in Philip Larkin and Dannie Abse

    Death in Larkin and Abse Death pervades The Whitsun Weddings and in Ambulances is reflected on in terms of the significance of our response to seeing an ambulance stop. Passers-by view them as ‘confessionals’, secretive, mysterious places where we confront our deepest nature. They are impersonal and unpredictable, resting ‘at any kerb’ and reminding us of our mortality because ‘All streets in time are visited’. The contrast of the mundane reality of a visit to the shops with the ‘wild white...

    Death, Grammatical person, Life 758  Words | 3  Pages

  • At Grass By Philip Larkin

    At Grass By Philip Larkin Sound Devices & Rhythm Rhyme: Regular rhyme pattern: In each stanza, there are rhymes on alternate lines, forming a regular pattern of efgefg, hijhij etc. Such regularity seems to suggest a sense of restriction which echoes with the confinement human beings impose on the racing horses for the pleasure of human entertainment. Assonance: The use of repeated long vowels as in ‘shade’ (/ʃeɪd/), ‘tail’ (/teɪl/), ‘mane’ (/meɪn/) creates a gloomy atmosphere in the depiction of...

    Alliteration, Horse racing, Line 1071  Words | 3  Pages

  • Wires by Philip Larkin

    WIRES Wires by Philip Larkin is an analogy of a society trapped by rules and limits and a demonstration that fear prevents humankind from following their desires. Larkin writes this poem in 1950 with the idea of showing his point of view of the world. In the poem the cattles are trapped by the wires imposed, preventing them from ever reaching their search for purer water. He shows that the world offers no hope nor mercy whatsoever in their trial for escape. What the poet is actually trying to...

    Africa, Emotion, Fear 857  Words | 2  Pages

  • Philip Larkin Here analysis 1000n word essay

    Philip Larkin- “Here” analysis Nick Webb The poem "Here" by Philip Larkin is a descriptive poem on Larkin's travel from the countryside to the city of Hull, where Larkin lived for the last thirty years of his life. The descriptive words used to describe the motion of his journey "swerving" (which is repeated throughout the 1st stanza to represent movement) and “harsh-named halt" suggest a train journey in...

    Alliteration, Kingston upon Hull, Meter 1077  Words | 2  Pages

  • 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 is often a sense of tiredness, of things being worn out, and of helplessness in the face of world events which they had no power to change or influence, so that the strongest poems are often those...

    Faith, Life, Poetry 1150  Words | 4  Pages

  • ambulances by larkin

    ‘Ambulances’ by Philip Larkin Philip Larkin’s ‘Ambulances’ is a poem that describes the literal journey of an ambulance that also takes on an increasingly sinister metaphorical value. The ambulance weaves through the busy afternoon streets, demanding the attention of passers-by while forcing the reader to acknowledge the ambulance’s symbolic significance as a reminder of our own mortality. By close examination of the ambulance and its literal movement it is possible to gain a greater understanding...

    Face, Life, Metaphor 1179  Words | 4  Pages

  • Philip Larkin

    Faith Healing Q1) How does Philip Larkin describe the faith healer? We are introduced to the faith healer as ‘woman file to where he stands’. He is at the centre of the situation that Philip Larkin is describing. A position in the centre is always one associated with power or in this case even charisma as the women ‘file’ to where he is stood. Philip Larkin then goes onto describe the faith healer’s physical description which is oxymoronic as the descriptions fluctuate from a kindly wise old...

    Benny Hinn, Businesspeople, Businessperson 733  Words | 2  Pages

  • Philip Larkin

    Philip Larkin was born in 1922 in Coventry, England. Like Thomas Hardy, he focused on intense personal emotion but strictly avoided sentimentality or self-pity. Deeply anti-social and a great lover (and published critic) of American jazz, Larkin never married and conducted an uneventful life as a librarian in the provincial city of Hull, where he died in 1985. This short poem touches on a favourite theme of Larkin's - the distance between what we originally plan and what, in the end, we achieve...

    Coventry, Kingston upon Hull, Philip Larkin 508  Words | 2  Pages

  • 'Toads' and 'Toads Revisited' Comparison (Philip Larkin)

    Toads and Toads Revisited are poems in Philip Larkin’s collection that describes both the perks and burdens of a work life. Larkin’s view of work in ‘Toads’ is seen as a heavy load whereas in ‘Toads Revisited’, it is seen as something that keeps him occupied and helps him though life. ‘Toads Revisited’ was written after Larkin became a firmly established chief librarian of the Hull Library and he had no further to go because he had already reached the top position. His attitude to work had undergone...

    Alliteration, Half rhyme, Literary consonance 1858  Words | 3  Pages

  • personal responce to M.r Blearnly by Philip Larkin

    Personal Response to Mr Bleaney In the poem Mr Bleaney by Philip Larkin the poet portrays a theme of loneliness. And not only does the poem suggest a feeling of solitude and emptiness the poet also deliberately uses langue and poet techniques to emphasise the theme he’s going for. The title of the poem itself is of a person whose first name is unknown to us. It creates a sense that it is irreverent to us and that Mr Bleaney is not of much importance. The lacking of strong syllables in the title...

    Loneliness, Metaphor, Mr Bleaney 639  Words | 2  Pages

  • Philip Larkin

    "Larkin is a poet of grey moods, suburban melancholy and accepted regrets." Do you agree or disagree You can look out of your life like a train and see what your heading for, but you can't stop the train. This was one of Larkin's famous quotes. It means life keeps going on, even when there's a bump on the road and you need to stop, but you just simply can't stop life. You have to be patient and flow through life until its time. This however, definitely composes Larkin as a poet who articulates...

    Death, Fear, Life 814  Words | 2  Pages

  • Philip Larkin Ambulances Discussion

    Throughout his works Philip Larkin shows the ‘emptiness that lies under all we do.’ The way we travel through life riding a wave of superficialities, too caught up in the moment to see what is really going on. Larkin aims to alleviate the blindness created by our deep involvement, attempting to draw the reader out to see the big picture. In Ambulances he acknowledges death as a device powerful enough to allow people to see beyond themselves and the things surrounding them. The thought of their impending...

    Death, Personal life, Truth 475  Words | 2  Pages

  • How Larkin and Abse portray the theme of disappointment and loss

    How do Larkin and Abse present the idea of disappointment and loss? Both Larkin and Abse write poems about disappointment and loss but both having a different idea to how it is presented In ‘Home is so sad,’ by Philip Larkin, the idea of disappointment and loss is presented through a home. The form and structure gives off spontaneous thoughts and written in two quintains and each stanza containing 5 lines. Each line contains ten syllables with a basic iambic metre and containing internal full...

    Poetic form, Poetry, Rhyme 1115  Words | 2  Pages

  • How does Larkin write about marriage in comparison to Abse

    “How does Larkin write about marriage” essay question. In “the Whitsun Weddings” and “self’s the man” we see Larkin portray the theme of marriage and relationships from an outside perspective like in many of his poems- in these two he is an outsider because he is unmarried. In both it seems clear that at face value he is cynical about the thought of being wed to another person. Martin Amis described Larkin as a man who’s “values and attitudes were utterly, even fanatically negative” and it may seem...

    Alimony, Marriage, Philosophy of love 1007  Words | 1  Pages

  • Larkin vs Abse on Relationships

    Larkin and abse discussing relationships Philip Larkin and Dannie Abse have very different and contrating attitudes to relationships. On the whole, Larkin presents the concepts of love and marriage as very superficial and meaningless, whereas Abse appears to be less such nihilistic and more open and positive about such topics. The essay will discuss this contrast by examing Larkin’s “Whitsun Weddings”, “Wild Oats” and “Arundel Tomb”, and Dannie Abse’s “Imitations” and “Sons”. ...

    Dannie Abse, Kingston upon Hull, Pentecost 1901  Words | 5  Pages

  • Philip Larkin Love and Marraige

    Love and Marriage with Philip Larkin and Eavan Boland Ashley Couch Houghton College It is strange how time changes relationships. When I first started dating the man who is now my fiancée, one of my biggest fears was of walking down the aisle on our wedding day, feeling unsure that I was making the right decision by marrying him. Now what I most often fear for our relationship is falling out of love, as so many couples do. This is something I brood on, discuss, and develop intricate strategies...

    Love, Madrid Metro, Metropolitana di Napoli 4273  Words | 11  Pages

  • Phillip Larkin

    The statement “Larkin is a poet of grey moods, suburban melancholy and accepted regrets.” Is accurate and appropriate when looking at and reading his poetry. This is displayed through his various poems, including the ones I’m going to talk about; ‘Aubade’ and ‘The Whitsun Weddings.’ Both of which portray all three themes. The poem Aubade as a whole represents these three themes through the constant use of truncation in poem at the end of every stanza. The poem itself also represents the themes...

    Genre, Meaning of life, Personal life 895  Words | 3  Pages

  • How can Philip Larkin's poetry be used to address the marginal or neglected?

    and to the marginalised self. Philip Larkin is renowned for his use of the colloquial in his poetry, and he renews the importance of everyday language and words, that have been neglected and marginalised in forms of expression. His poems have the tone of the ordinary day. Through this use of language, he reflects on the loss of identity and to the neglected state of England due to modernisation and industrialisation. Poetry itself is a specialist form; however Larkins poetry can be seen as homely...

    Colloquialism, Faber and Faber, Iambic pentameter 1923  Words | 5  Pages

  • Larkin's Poetry Is Predominantly Pessimistic

    is Predominantly Pessimistic. How far do you agree? Larkins writing is largely pessimistic because of his inability to accept change throughout the era of his writing, he’s bitter character largely reflects personas in his poems for example Mr.Bleaney, whilst in others he prefers to mock those who lead alternative lifestyles to his own. Although his writing has a heavily pessimistic style to it, more of his character make-up is revealed. I feel we can see more clearly Larkins emotional un-clarity...

    Feeling, Is the glass half empty or half full?, Motivation 940  Words | 3  Pages

  • Poem : "Mr. Bleaney" by Philip Larkin - analysed in full

    give an air of restraint and stiffness, and maybe impotence and lack of self belief. Personifying such words builds up a character who is dull, flat, uninspired and pathetic. It fits Mr Bleaney perfectly. The last stanza bears the moral from Philip Larkin, stating that what we do with our lives reflects our character: "How we live measures our own nature." Also, the mysteriousness surrounding the disappearance of Mr Bleaney is dredged up again, with the ambiguous "Hired box," - meaning either the...

    Iambic pentameter, Philip Larkin, Poetry 928  Words | 3  Pages

  • A Critical Appreciation of Toads Revisited by Philip Larkin

    A Critical Appreciation of Toads Revisited At face value, Philip Larkin’s Toads Revisited seems to be a vessel he is using to convey his negative feelings towards work and the working world. Look deeper and you can see that, while he complains about work, it is in actual fact the more favourable option for him, rather than doing nothing at all. Philip Larkin had a Coventry upbringing and attended King Henry VIII School, before moving to Oxford, to St. John’s College to study English. There...

    Meter, Mind, Philip Larkin 978  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 sense that while this is not just a hymn to Hull, although it is certainly that – and written when Larkin had first come the city – it is a place which is constantly surprising the poet by the interplay...

    An Arundel Tomb, Kingston upon Hull, Philip Larkin 3701  Words | 10  Pages

  • Mr Bleany by Philip Larkin - Existenial hero or not?

    by pointless rituals and as is obvious by his lodgings, did not deserve any better. Write two short analyses of Mr Bleaney, arguing the two positions above. The poem Mr Bleaney can be interpreted into different views according to the reader. Larkin could have attempted to portray him to be trival and only living through the motions however, he could have also portrayed him to be trying to escape his empty environment in search of something better. The second statement of "Mr Bleaney leading...

    Existentialism, Life, Philip Larkin 1245  Words | 3  Pages

  • Who far does Philip Larkin's "Afternoons" force the reader to reflect upon an a side of life to which you had never thought about.

    change and the passing of youth. The poem, written by Philip Larkin, forces the reader to reflect upon the lifestyle of a young woman with a husband and family. Previously, I thought this would be a very fulfilling lifestyle; however, Larkin has changed my opinion on this matter. Although Larkin's thoughts on this life are completely biased, Larkin does make a valid point, which is that these young women lead a quite monotonous lifestyle. Larkin puts across many themes throughout the whole poem. He...

    Childhood, Mother, Philip Larkin 1120  Words | 4  Pages

  • philip larkin analysis

    shows the lack of respect the persona has towards anything regarding the family. But moving into the sixth stanza, there is something of a volta, signalled by the contracting conjunction “but”: “But wait, not so fast: / Is there such a contrast?” The poet claims that Arnold, too, was just “out for his own ends” and “if it was such a mistake / He still did it for his own sake / Playing his own game.” He concludes that “he and I are the same” and both are selfish, but he is better “At knowing what I...

    An Arundel Tomb, Philip Larkin, Poetry 7816  Words | 22  Pages

  • In What Ways Does Philip Larkin’s Poetry Show His Attitude To Death?

    attitude to death? In Philip Larkin's poetry there is a profound sense of unease about death. Larkin, throughout his poetry, obviously contemplates the inevitable end that is death. In his poetry Larkin uses great observational skills, noting and writing about everyday circumstances in cinematic detail. With death, though, Larkin has nothing to observe. He cannot draw any precise conclusions about something that he has not directly experienced. I think, therefore, that Larkin shows a fear of death...

    Afterlife, An Arundel Tomb, Death 2535  Words | 7  Pages

  • "Here" and Back Again: A Look At Poetry Devices in Philip Larkin's "Here"

    Philip Larkin’s poem “Here” is able to use clear syntax, vivid imagery, and clever choice of words to distinctly convey his attitudes towards the four different places he describes in the poem: a bustling city, a large town, a suburban community, and an isolated paradise. Syntax structure is a key area in which the poem uses the format of words to convey the specific meanings between the four different stanzas. Three ways he is able to do this are listing, enjambment, and transitions between the...

    City, Meter, Philip Larkin 1339  Words | 4  Pages

  • Philip Larkin "Days"

    Philip Larkin "Days" "Days" by Philip Larkin is a ten line poem that is deceptive in its simplicity. This article considers Larkin's poetic method in this remarkable short poem. Philip Larkin (1922-1985) wrote the poem "Days" in 1953. The poem was published in Larkin's highly successful collection of poems entitled, The Whitsun Weddings, in 1964. "Days" is a curious poem. At first reading, it appears to be a simple, almost child-like dialogue. However, on second glance, the poem raises several...

    Answer, Interrogative word, Philip Larkin 710  Words | 2  Pages

  • ‘It Would Appear That People Have One Intention: to Destroy the Land They so Clearly Love’. Using the Trees Are Down as a Starting Point, Compare and Contrast the Manner in Which Poets Present the Wilful Destruction of

    so clearly love’. Using The Trees Are Down as a starting point, compare and contrast the manner in which poets present the wilful destruction of the environment in at least one other poem. The Tress Are Down is a poem by Charlotte Mew that describes the destruction of the trees that she grew up with and always knew throughout her childhood and later life. Going Going is a poem by Philip Larkin that at the time was foreshadowing the destruction of what is now known as global warming. The poem anticipates...

    Emotion, Global warming, John Keats 1213  Words | 3  Pages

  • 'A study of reading habits' by Philip Larkin

    The theme of journeys is present in Philip Larkin’s poem, A Study of Reading Habits. However, it is not a physical journey that we see, but a metaphorical journey about the speaker’s life progression through his changing escapisms created by books. The title is a mock, serious title for it sounds like a piece of academic research Larkin uses first person persona to give expression to things he would prefer not to have attributed to himself. The structure of the poem divided into three stanzas; school...

    Metaphor, Poetry, Present tense 638  Words | 2  Pages

  • Literary Analysis of Philip Larkin's Work

    How does Philip Larkin explore the role of women in at least two poems you have studied? Philip Larkin’s relationships with women are often scrutinized in the media. He was often accused of misogyny and never married, though had several prominent relationships. Having once said, “Sex means nothing – just the moment of ecstasy, that flares and dies in minutes”, one could infer that Larkin had a dismissive attitude towards sexual relationships. Two poems from the Whitsun Weddings collection, Wild...

    Black-and-white films, Gender, Philip Larkin 1150  Words | 2  Pages

  • analysing the whitsun weddings by philip larkin

    Analysing The Whitsun Weddings by Philip Larkin Esther Amankwah Juxtaposition is used in the third stanza through “sun destroys”, which is very effective as it suggests the sun, a nurturing element that provides life can be an intense and powerful thing, emphasising that the heat was very strong that its source forced the writer to look at the parts it highlighted as opposed to the shade. The...

    Marriage, Metaphor, Philip Larkin 612  Words | 2  Pages

  • Philip Larkin Here

    Self's the man Oh, no one can deny That Arnold is less selfish than I. He married a woman to stop her getting away Now she's there all day, And the money he gets for wasting his life on work She takes as her perk To pay for the kiddies' clobber and the drier And the electric fire, And when he finishes supper Planning to have a read at the evening paper It's Put a screw in this wall - He has no time at all, With the nippers to wheel round the houses And the hall to paint in his...

    Ciara, Old age 892  Words | 5  Pages

  • 3 Poems Describing Larkins Use of Imagery

    Choose 3 poems and analyse the effectiveness of Larkin’s imagery (Journey) ‘Here’, ‘Whitsun Weddings’ and ‘Dockery and Son’ are all poems written by Larkin that take place on long train journeys (reflected by the fact that the three poems are the longest in the Whitsun Weddings anthology). In ‘Here’ he travels east (the direction of beginnings) through a busy, squalid city to a beach of “unfenced existence”, an abstract transcendental place of peace and calm. ‘Here’ is the first poem of the...

    Magic, Meaning of life, Philip Larkin 1275  Words | 4  Pages

  • Compare the ways in which Larkin and Abse write about love, in your response you should write about tow of Larkins poems

    Compare the ways in which Larkin and Abse write about Love, in your response you should write about at least two of Larkin’s poems Larkin’s general view on love and marriage is that both are a liability. This is seen throughout many poems including ‘Self’s the man’ where Larkin talks about a man being held back and worked to death by his wife. Abse’s views are somewhat contrary to Larkin’s. He has a much softer approach when talking about love and feels that it connects himself with his family...

    Dannie Abse, Husband, Interpersonal relationship 1395  Words | 3  Pages

  • Larkin Is Misogynist

    Larkin is a misogynist who hates marriage and children. Discuss how far you agree. I agree with this statement to some extend but not fully. I think Larkin can come across in these ways however to put a definite label on him would be an assumption. Also I think that by saying he hates children and marriage is too much of a strong statement and perhaps he personally never chose to do these particular things in life or couldn’t understand them. Larkin comes across as a misogynist from the way...

    Aesthetics, Hate, Human sexuality 1611  Words | 4  Pages

  • What Ideas About Love and the Past Are Explored in ‘Love Songs in Age’ and ‘Wild Oats’ by Philip Larkin? Use ‘Down the M4’ by Dannie Abse to Illuminate Your Response.

    Throughout Love Songs in Age and Wild Oats, Philip Larkin uses various literary techniques, such as imagery, structure and symbolism to convey certain aspects of love and the passing of time. These aspects are illuminated by Dannie Abse in Down the M4. Love Songs in Age pictures a woman, perhaps Larkin’s mother, who has kept the musical scores of songs she used to play, perhaps on the piano, and rediscovers them after many years, when she is a widow. In the poem, Larkin uses lexical choice to explore how...

    Dannie Abse, Interpersonal relationship, Love 1405  Words | 4  Pages

  • Philips Innovations

    Production management: Innovation and Research & Development: PHILIPS History of the company The company was founded in 1891 by Gerard Philips in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.Its first products were light bulbs 'and other electrotechnical equipment'. Its first factory remains as a museum. In 1914 it opened a research lab to improve its light bulbs and venture into new technologies. Thus, its research and innovation journey began. In the 1920s, the company started to manufacture other...

    Anton Philips, Compact Cassette, Digital Compact Cassette 800  Words | 3  Pages

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