Anybody else doing the Whitsun Weddings paper on Monday? Does anybody have any notes or past questions/papers on this too?
Turn on thread page Beta
The Whitsun Weddings watch
- Thread Starter
- 14-01-2005 19:54
- 14-01-2005 20:07
I did that last year.. aah I loved it! The question I did was on the smaller poems in the collection; Home is so Sad, Take One Home for the Kiddies, The Importance of Elsewhere etc.. and how important they are to the collection as a whole.
I just found some past questions for you:
1. 'A modern poet has described 'P.Larkin and that lot' as 'not exactly a laugh a minute, pretty gloomy really.' Is this a fair assessment of this collection of poems?
2. Remind yourself of the last poem in this book: 'An Arundle Tomb'. To what extent do you agree with the view that, in terms of subject matter and style, this poem is an appropriate ending to the whole collection?
3. Larkin wrote: 'I like to read about people who aren't beautiful or lucky, presented with a realistic firmness and humour.' How far do you feel that 'The Whitsun Weddings' presents people like this?
4. Larkin's biographer claims that 'Dockery and Son' is the collection's key poem, encapsulating the poet's view and typical of his style. To what extent do you agree with this claim?
Hope this helps, feel free to pm me about it!