• 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...
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  • 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...
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  • notes on larkin and abse
    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...
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  • 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...
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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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  • Poems
    Obscure (1895), which are considered literary classics today, received negative reviews upon publication and Hardy was criticized for being too pessimistic and preoccupied with sex. He left fiction writing for poetry, and published eight collections, including Wessex Poems (1898) and Satires of Circumstance...
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  • English Literature
    My Mother Grace Nichols Follower Seamus Heaney Elegy for My Father’s Father James K. Baxter The Trees Are Down Charlotte Mew The Trees Philip Larkin Country School Allen Curnow Cambodia James Fenton Attack Siegfried Sassoon Reservist Boey Kim Cheng You Cannot Do This Gwendolyn MacEwen...
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  • Comparison Poems
    In the poems “This Be the Verse” by Philip Larkin and “Digging” by Seamus Heaney, the authors examine the roles of parents in what their children grown into. Larkin takes a depressing and pessimistic view on raising children while Heaney sees tradition as an honorable aspect to family lineage. These...
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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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  • Philip Larkin's Images
    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...
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  • whitsun weddings
    Death….. Philip Larkin (1922-1985) is one of the prominent poets in the second half of the twentieth century. His name is associated with a group of poets called “ the Movement Poets” along with Kingsley Amis, Donald Davie, Tom Gonne , Elizabeth Jennings , and others. This group of poets called...
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  • 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...
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  • 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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  • Poetry
    1. SIEGFRIED SASSOON (Blighters; They; The Hero; The General) - Siegfried Loraine Sassoon (8 September 1886 – 1 September 1967) was an English poet and author. He became known as a writer of satirical anti-war verse during World War I. He later won acclaim for his prose work, notably his three-volume...
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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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  • Typical Ib A1 Hl English Exam Question
    which the content of the poem is presented. Poets will often use an identified persona to express views which they themselves might disagree with in a negative light, such as in My Last Duchess by Robert Browning. Unidentified personas are often used by poets as well; perhaps to give a more universal application...
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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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  • 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...
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  • "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...
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  • Mr Bleaney Analysis
    used to create an atmosphere of existential despair. The poem "Mr Bleaney" by Philip Larkin was written in 1955, when the Second World War was still in everybody's mind. It tells the story of a man (probably the poet himself) who rents a room and discovers by looking at the apartment the monotonous...
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