Philip Larkin

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  • Poetry Of Departures

    The act of running away from home is an act that every child considers. As an adult, though, the hope and majesty of the idea can start to fade. In Philip Larkin’s “Poetry of Departures”, the narrator speaks of someone who had considered leaving home. Larkin develops two ways of living in his poem, one where the character spontaneously abandons his life and walks out, and the other being the mundane life at home. Larkin’s attitude toward the two ways of living is shown through his diction, progressing and evolving throughout the piece. Initially his tone is disdainful and contemptuous toward the life of staying at home, but in the end, changes to an impartial and realistic attitude. His initial tone when describing the spontaneous life is…

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  • The Importance Of Sound In Music

    This situation presents different problems depending on the listener. For instance, those in agreement with the religious message being imparted are going about their day and are unable to give the message their full attention. Larkin discusses how this is problematic specifically for Muslims as they are supposed to be attentive to these religious messages. However for those who do not belong to the religion that is being broadcast, it can be seen instead as an attack as the religious message is…

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  • Protest In Poetry

    Compare the ways in which the poets you studied this year use poetry as a form of protest. Different poets utilise various poetic techniques to express their opposition against war, death and society. Wilfred Owen in ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ and Siegfried Sassoon in ‘Suicide in the Trenches’ condemn the glorification of war based on their experiences in World War One. ‘Funeral Blues’ by WH Auden and ‘Do no go gentle into that good night’ by Dylan Thomas convey the poets’ common objection against…

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  • Analysis Of The Lark Music

    When I first started listening to this piece, Haydn’s String Quartet in D Major, Op. 64, “The Lark,” I was surprised by how familiar it sounded to me. I think it is well known, and has a distinct section that repeats multiple times throughout the piece, which is very well known. The strings often build up with one another to create a type of tension and anticipation throughout the movement. The piece appears to be written in ABA form, thus the listener has a clear idea of where the piece is…

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  • The Old Fools By Philip Larkin Analysis

    The four main poems that shall be predominantly dealt with are “Aubade”, The "Old Fools", "Ambulances" and "The Building”. A few other poems which have some thematic similarity will also be dealt with to substantiate the argument. As far as death is concerned Larkin can be said to be somewhat obsessed with this idea. The note struck by the quatrain in “The North Ship” –“This is the first thing\I have understood: \Time is the echo of an axe\Within a wood”-has been repeated throughout his mature…

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  • Thousand And One Nights: The Story Of Aladdin

    Aladdin In the 1992 production of Aladdin, a street boy runs into a magic lamp, and transforms into a prince so he can win the heart of the princess of Agrabah. Walt Disney studios collaborated with Ron Clements and John Musker who were both the directors and producers, to create the hour and thirty-minute production (“Aladdin”). Some of the featured players are Scott Weinger as Aladdin, Robin Williams as the Genie, and Linda Larkin as Princess Jasmine. The story of Aladdin is derived from the…

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  • Examples Of Propaganda In Disney Movies

    Propaganda. When we hear the word propaganda, we think of the Holocaust, of Nazi Germany, of Hitler. We think of a dark, dangerous time, a time when everyone was suspected to be the enemy, a time when no one could be trusted. What we don't think about, is the constant propaganda that we are exposed to today. We expect it to be plainly stated. To be so obvious, that when we see it, a bright lightbulb lights up with a glaring neon red sign saying “WARNING: PROPAGANDA. PROCEED WITH CAUTION.” Yet,…

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  • Miracle Run Movie Analysis

    the boys. Corrine was told by doctors that boys developed slower than girls. She was also told that twins developed their own language. The movie started out with the boys being children and ended when they were in high school. They did not have any form of verbal communication as children. One of the boys, Philip did however, repeat everything that he heard others say. They did not have any social interactions while at school or their home. They…

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  • A Tragic Hero In The Great Gatsby's Dream

    grandeur and terror, they begin. It was 1924, at the middle of a decade-long economic boom. At the age of 25, Yale graduate Philip Fitzgerald, along with his divine girlfriend, Madeleine, journey on an afternoon train from the peaceful ambiance of New Haven, to the roaring traffic of New York City. He then settles in an inexpensive apartment condo in Brooklyn. Prior to this, he and his family were in a seven-month feud about their emigration. Philip, like any other fine gentleman, would…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Portal Fantasy

    Portals in literature have made it possible to enter many magical or fantastical lands. Indeed, there are many different places in the world of literature that we on solid Earth have been able to explore. Not by ourselves, but accompanied by one or more fictional characters and their adventures shared through the written word. Using the literary works of: “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by Frank Baum, “His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife” by Philip Pullman,…

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