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Home is so Sad Philip Larkin , 1922 - 1985 Home is so sad. It stays as it was left, Shaped to the comfort of the last to go As if to win them back. Instead, bereft Of anyone to please, it withers so, Having no heart to put aside the theft And turn again to what it started as, A joyous shot at how things ought to be, Long fallen wide. You can see how it was: Look at the pictures and the cutlery. The music in the piano stool. That vase. https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/home-so-sad (link to site with the poem) 54554
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The poem begins with a short, simple sentence, “home is so sad”; this simple language can create an impact on one who is reading it. The simple language and breaking points in this sentence can leave one feeling as if it is a fact being stated, creating an impact on them. The basic wording of the poem, for example “sad”, reflects an emptiness and lack of love in the house. Since the word is so easy to understand it makes it universal so any individual could relate to the idea. The simple dictation could also be interpreted the shown that the house is
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