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A: 'Summer is fading' : Larkin begins the poem immediately with the idea of loss or degeneration. The transition of Summer to Winter is a matter of fact and inevitable. His use of “fading” clearly suggests this is a negative change.
Meanwhile in CA, The poet is waiting for a storm to hit, the turmoil of the weather contrasting her own happiness, highlighting that joy cannot be forever and uses the time to daydream about her partner — a humorous word-picture of him as a knight in shining armour. She compares him to ‘worthless’ boys she loved as a teenager with ‘sissy’ names, using some witty descriptions and rhyme; for example describing a boy called ‘Dewey’ as ‘thin as liquorice and as chewy’.