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Surname: 1Student’s Name Instructor Course Date Church Going By Philip LarkinIntroduction I find this a long poem and a little changing to understand while reading it such that it is easy to get lost in the process. However, listening to Larkin recite the poem is a great help in understanding the poem. Unlike when reading it, listening to Larkin gives one a picture of what he feels, or his attitude towards the subject matter. Listening to the narrator one can feel the rhythm. “Church going” is a 7-stanza poem and mostly, each has 9 iambic parameter lines. Such lines have end rhymes, an integration of full andslant. Larking establishes a free flow through lines flowing into each other in the absence of punctuation. His rhyme scheme, both slant or full demonstrates his two sides of his story, that he understands the church and its significance, but also demonstrates a sense of his disbelieve in worshiping God.

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