• 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...
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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...
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  • 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...
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  • notes on larkin and abse
    would in turn fulfill his own ambitions. Philip Larkin, the acclaimed British poet, received many awards that include honorary doctorates from Oxford University, the CBE, and the German Shakespeare-Preis. He was Chairman of the Booker Prize Panel, was made a member of the Companion of Literature...
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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...
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  • Poems
    of meters and stanzaic forms. A significant influence on later poets (including Frost, Auden, Dylan Thomas, and Philip Larkin), his influence has increased during the course of the century, offering an alternative—more down-to-earth, less rhetorical—to the more mystical and aristocratic precedent...
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  • English Literature
    Mew Further reading http://www.carcanet.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?owner_id=486 Songs of Ourselves: Section 5: Notes 12Philip Larkin The Trees Philip Larkin (1922-1985) is a poet whose work is very popular, despite his reputation for being a pessimistic, death-obsessed and darkly humorous...
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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...
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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...
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  • whitsun weddings
    Theme of 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...
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  • Essays
    has won him the accolade of being one of England's finest post-war poets. The transience of life is an essential theme in the poetry of Philip Larkin. This theme is reflected in most of the poems on our course, particularly “At Grass”, “The Explosion” and “Cut...
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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...
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  • "Here" and Back Again: A Look At Poetry Devices in Philip Larkin's "Here"
    be. To conclude, the poet Philip Larkin uses syntax structure, vibrant images, and distinct word choice in order to create distinct lines between the many places described in his work. There is a visible shift in tone and attitude brought out by his command of language that clearly shows his bitterness towards larger city life and his longing for a remote getaway paradise. This distinction is truly what is able to bring the poem to life....
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  • Typical Ib A1 Hl English Exam Question
    the personal views of Philip Larkin on relationships, love, parentage and marriage. The remarkable features of this poem which makes it seem like it was crafted by a novice, unlike Philip Larkin the established poet and English literature graduate from Oxford, include its structure and the...
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  • Philip Larkin 'the Whitsun Weddings' Commentaries
    Philip Larkin can be described as a 'paper chase.' Not the usual kind: but scattered all over the country are places where Larkin trod, objects which moved him and people whose lives he enriched. The Larkin reader can go to these places and experience for himself what inspired the poet. Some seven...
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  • Comparaison Between Mcmxiv & Anthem for Doomed Youth
    In both of these poems Anthem For Doomed Youth and MCMXIV talking about war, Wilfred Owen and Philip Larkin try in different ways to engrave in their readers minds the atrocious actions that war provoked with different language, voice but also form. First of all, the poems are written in a...
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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...
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  • Philip Larkin Love and Marraige
    poems by each poet, “Who Called Love Conquering” and “Talking in Bed” by Philip Larkin, and “Thanked Be Fortune” and “Marriage for the Millenium” by Eavan Boland, show that, though the two poets agree that love changes over time, they disagree about the end result of those changes. Larkin’s poem...
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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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  • Mr Bleaney Analysis
    Write a critical appreciation of the poem making comment on the poetic devices 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...
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