Essays Tagged: "Philip Larkin"

"Imagery is the essential component in poetry". Discuss the appropriateness of this claim with reference to two poets studied.

e claim that imagery is an essential component in poetry, I will be using examples from the work of Philip Larkin and Thom Gunn. The specific poems I will be referring to are Larkins 'Toads Revisited' ... poems by these poets. These poets have very different ways of incorporating imagery in their work. Philip Larkin is more unobtrusive in his use, although a close reading of his work shows how frequen ...

(7 pages) 202 3 3.4 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Comparative Paper of Adrienne Rich's "Living in Sin" and Philip Larkin's "Home is Sad". These are two American modern poets.

Exam: A Comparative PaperAdrienne Rich's "Living in Sin" seems very similar to "Home Is So Sad" by Philip Larkin during the first reading, but after a closer look, many differences become evident. In ...

(3 pages) 57 1 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

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

l, 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 ...

(4 pages) 51 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Look at two poems by Larkin that deal with our subjection to time and the painfulness of memory, and explore how he achieves his effects. (Love Songs in Age and Reference Back)

'Love Songs in Age' and 'Reference Back' are both poems by Philip Larkin that deal with the painfulness of memories and our subjection to time. In each, Larkin ...

(3 pages) 49 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

A Comparison of 'Afternoons' by Philip Larkin and 'Churning Day' by Seamus Heaney

There are only a few similarities between 'Afternoons', by Philip Larkin, and 'Churning Day', by Seamus Heaney. These feature mainly in the structure of the tw ... d the hassles and mundane nature of everyday life.Although there is no rhyme scheme in either poem, Philip Larkin uses many words such as 'bordering', 'lying' and 'pushing' with the same endings. This ...

(3 pages) 58 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Explication of phllip larkin's "cut grass"

In Cut Grass, Philip Larkin uses onomatopoeia, color and flower symbolism, and punctuation to show that death is i ...

(2 pages) 44 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Main Idea of the Poem "Aubade" by Philip Larkin.

Is it leaving this world and starting a new beginning or is it just the end of everything. Phillip Larkins poem "Aubade" expresses the thoughts and questions of a person who is scared of dying. He ma ... that death is a part of life and the person has to accept it and look at is as a new beginning. So Larkins main idea that he tries to get across to his readers is that death is a new beginning and al ...

(2 pages) 48 0 3.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Age of Anxiety, a few small errors

he gardens tidy,The thousands of marriagesLasting a little while longer:Never such innocence again.(Philip Larkin, MCMXIV)It was William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891) who remarked, in 1879, that "war i ... chewed up matches, Ribemont-Dessaignes kept screaming "It's raining on a skull" Aragon caterwauled, Philippe Soupault played hide-and-seek with Tzara, while Benjamin Peret and Charchoune shook hands e ...

(29 pages) 346 0 3.2 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

"Fern Hill"

n & O'Clair, 919). Poetic movements against his writing developed, such as Robert Conquest, and Philip Larkin as a response to this criticism.In this poem he uses technical experiments with sound ...

(10 pages) 81 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays


g about - spilled from my fountain pen , starkly Gothic in Stephens best purple ink. I'd discovered Philip Larkin, Roger McGough and the Beat Poets, so McGough's Merseyside mixed hideously with Greg C ...

(2 pages) 41 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Larkin's poetry suggests that many people's lives are disappointing." Discuss this statement with reference to at least 3 poems. Your essay should include reference to poetic technique.

Many of Larkin's poems do suggest that many people's lives are disappointing. He talks about the ways in whi ... e talks about the ways in which people cant find love or happiness often using persona.On one hand, Larkin writes poems such as, 'Afternoons,' where he focuses on the lives of women after having child ... sentence two meanings. A good example of this is at the beginning of the poem, 'summer is fading.' Larkin could just be talking about the weather/seasons changing, however, he could be suggesting tha ...

(5 pages) 34 0 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

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.

a melancholy poem, about the inevitability of 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 f ... ever, he also reflects upon the changes that occur in people's life as a result of having children. Philip Larkin has efficiently brought to our attention the lack of freedom which has been brought ab ...

(4 pages) 34 1 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Analysis of "Mr Bleaney" by Philip Larkin

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 ... shows in a poetic way the depressive lives of the protagonists. The various, poetic devices used by Philip Larkin are similar to Mr Bleaney's life, repetitive and not exciting.To conclude, by describi ...

(4 pages) 15 0 5.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Dover Beach

entitled " Dover Beach", by Mathew Arnold and another poem entitled "Church Going", by Philip Larkin these two poets deal with the way our faith is lost, though there are big differences ...

(4 pages) 18 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

In what ways does Larkin's poetry show his attitude to death? In Philip Larkin's poetry there is a profound sense of unease about death. Larkin, throughout his poetr ... any people would care to, or even dare to contemplate what happens after death in as much detail as Philip Larkin. These thoughts must frighten him and anything to do with death and mortality must sca ...

(10 pages) 8 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Wild Oats by Philip Larkin

will become anxious during his married years and begin to cheat on his wife. This story is told by Larkin aged 40, when he is still unmarried, and in this poem, he looks back to is younger days when ... ediately described as "A bosomy English rose". This hints at how extremely beautiful she is and how Larkin considers her at the height of beauty. Larkin calls her "beautiful" and that is what he defin ...

(5 pages) 18 0 3.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Ibsens ghosts

is still a play which makes one think about what you really inherit from your parents, anticipating Philip Larkin's famous poem by many years.? Ibsen's Ghosts has been subjected to a succession of int ...

(7 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Where is the Church Going? A Look at Philip Larkin’s

Where is the Church Going? A Look at Philip Larkin?s Church Going Philip Larkin?s poem ?Church Going? is one of debate; there is a debate ... he world will be like when the churches have been abandoned, when belief itself has been abandoned. Philip Larkin employs many tools in his meandering contemplations of the future of the church, churc ... sents the church as a viable place of meditation, you don?t know what to think.Bibliography Larkin, Philip. ?Church Going.? in The Longman Anthology of British Literature. Vol. 2C The Twentieth Centur ...

(5 pages) 2912 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Analyzing "Wild Oats" by Philip Larkin

Philip Larkin - “Wild Oats”The poem “Wild Oats” was written by a famous poet nam ... em 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 ... he could never acquire has been the reason for his failure in love (Larkin 112).BibliographyLarkin, Philip. Philip Larkin Collected Poems. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003."Roman de la Rose." ...

(5 pages) 15208 0 3.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

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

ideas that have been marginalised, to neglected forms such as poetry, and to the marginalised self. Philip Larkin is renowned for his use of the colloquial in his poetry, and he renews the importance ... fective use of informal and colloquial expression, and it’s content.Bibliography:•Larkin, Philip, Collected Poems, (London: Faber and Faber Ltd., 2003).•Morrison, Blake, The Movement: E ...

(8 pages) 5606 0 4.3 Mar/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry