Wednesday, December 17, 2008


In the poem"Here" by Philip Larkin he uses a lot of poetry terms to convey his attitude toward the places he describes. He goes into great detail describing the different places. He really gets his point across with the different terms he uses. He also use different techniques.

For the first stanza of the poem he uses pastoral because he is explaining country life. His attitude toward this place is a bad attitude. I think he is is talking about how people work outside in the fields and how they suffered. He also use image in this stanza because he goes into detail when he describes the place. Throughout the whole poem he uses figurative language because throughout the whole poems he uses images to describe the places he talks about. In the second stanza he talks about city life, I think his attitude toward this is he thinks that people in the city have it all, but in reality they don't. He thinks that all the worry about is the material things in life. He also use rhyme in this stanza.

In the third stanza he talks about urban life and how simple it is. He talks about the different places in urban neighborhoods and how the environment looks. In this stanza he has an internal rhyme and he also use imagery. In the last stanza of the poem I think he describes death. He says like after it all you end up in a lonely place where people forget about you like you no longer exist and all the things you love are out of reach. In this stanza he uses a sad tone because he is talking about death.

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