Philip Larkin in his poem “A Study of Reading Habits” creates analysis of three stages of life; childhood, teenage and the age of retirement.
Category: Philip Larkin
Larkin’s Poetry Shows Yearning for Metaphysical Absolutes for States of being Imagined as it were Beyond the Reach of Being
Larkin’s poetry shows yearning for metaphysical absolutes for states of being imagined as it were beyond the reach of being. Discuss. Philip Larkin’s poetry deals with a common dogma. The main problems,…
“Ambulances” is an Expression of Larkin’s Concept of Death
The poem “Ambulances” is an expression of Larkin’s concept of death. Discuss. Death is common theme in the poetry of Philip Larkin. Tone, mode and attitude of the poet always remain pessimistic….
Elements of Positive Meanings in Larkin’s Poetry
“There are several poems of Larkin which tentatively explore the possibility of a positive meaning in life”. Comment Larkin’s poems are realistic interpretation of life and it is obvious that life is…
Philip Larkin Themes | Various Issues Covered in his Poetry
Certain themes that Philip Larkin uses in his poems are: Time, Death, Chances, Choices, Change, Disillusionment, Desire and Disappointment.
Critical Analysis of “Ambulances” + Summary | Poem by Philip Larkin
People see critical sickness of the person in ambulances and do analysis of his dreadful condition. Children and women stop working and gaze at ambulance.
Critical Analysis of “Mr. Bleaney” | Poem by Philip Larkin
In “Mr. Bleaney”, Philip Larkin after doing critical analysis of a person’s life concludes that modern life is tasteless, emotionless, boring and dull.
Critical Analysis of “Church Going” | Poem by Philip Larkin
Critical analysis of “Church Going” transpires that it was written at that time when people’s belief on religion was declining.”It is a secular poem” Larkin
Critical Analysis of “MCMXIV” | Poem by Philip Larkin
“MCMXIV” (1914) is deeper analysis of prewar critical circumstances. Poem follows conventional style of Philip Larkin. “Dispirit” is primary them of poem.
Philip Larkin as Poet of Realism
Romantic poetry is the poetry of dreams, whereas poetry of realism is the expression of pragmatism. Romantic poetry is mostly related to escapism. Every romantic poet escapes from harsh realities of life…
Philip Larkin as a Modern Poet | Modern Vs. Movement Poetry
Critics conclude that Philip Larkin belongs to “movement poetry” hence he is not a modern poet but the poet of movement.