What according to the poet can be the reason that may lead an agnostic like him

What according to the poet can be the reason that may

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8.What according to the poet can be the reason that may lead an agnostic like him tothe Church?Ans. The poet is of the view that the last man to visit the Church can sometimes be aperson like himself. He may be bored with religious rituals and have littleknowledge about them. He may be led to the place because it is associated with marriage,birth, death and such important events in one's life.9.Why does the poet call the Church a “Serious house on a Serious earth”?Ans.The poet admits that the church has a serious purpose because people meet here onserious occasions. In that harmonious atmosphere people gather to satisfy their innerurges. Many have found their last resting place in the churchyard, and many living menwill move towards church in search of wisdom.
School of Distance EducationPerspective on LiteraturePage 3810.Why does the speaker begin the poem with the remark “Another Church”?Ans. The speaker tries to express a note of dislike and boredom with the word ‘Another’.Evidently the speaker is disgusted with the large number of churches that serve no usefulpurpose.11.Why does the poet refer to his Cycle clips?Ans. The reference to the Cycle clips from the part of the speaker is an evidence for thefact that he has come on a bicycle. Obviously he belongs to a middle class family.12.Why does the poet refer to the verses as “Hectoring large scale verses”?Ans. The verses, evidently from the Bible, seem to frighten the speaker because they mayrefer to punishment meted out to sinners. On account of his agnosticism they fail to rouseany devotional sentiment in him.13.Why do we treat the coinage “Unlucky place” as an instance of irony?Ans. The coinage “Unlucky places” signifies places haunted by ghosts. It is an example ofirony. A church is the dwelling of God where evil spirits never enter, or are exorcised ifthey do. But the speaker here implies that the church is no longer an abode of God, andfails to offer comfort to the distressed and poor.Write short notes on the following questions.1.Philip Larkin’s thoughts on the future of Churches.Ans. Philip Larkin is convinced that churches will come to nothingness in future, forpeople will, by degrees lose their faith in religion. He wonders what will happen to themwhen they lose their significance. Perhaps antiquarians may visit them and boast of theantiques found there. A few cathedrals may be maintained as museums. The parchmentplates and pyx may be kept locked up in cases there. Women with dubious character maybring their illegitimate children there in the nights and show them the graves of theirputative fathers, or ask them to touch a particular stone considered sacred. On the whole,the church will be lashed by rain and the grass growing there will be a pastureland forsheep. Herbs supposed to be a cure for cancer may be picked up from there. All told, thechurch will be ruined to such an extent that one may not be able to make out that it

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