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Philip Larkin
Philip Larkin
Philip Larkin “In his poems Larkin denies the possibility of spirituality in the real world.” Discuss. Philip Larkin writes in a style which is that of a realist, if a slightly pessimistic one. He does not refer to spirituality directly but in many of his poems there are undertones that suggest it is something that troubles him and to which he gives a lot of thought. In poems such as ‘Water’, ‘High Windows’ and ‘Church Going’ there are many metaphors for religion or using religion. It is a commo
The Poem Church Going going
The Poem Church Going going
The Poem Church Going going "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 uses the persona to describe his feelings toward religion. The persona is split between two ideas of religion. The holy, "ceremonious," view the church takes, versus the belief in the pure spi
Church Going
Church Going
"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 uses the persona to describe his feelings toward religion. The persona is split between two ideas of religion. The holy, "ceremonious," view the church takes, versus the belief in the pure spirituality. The persona alth