famous poetry
| Famous Poetry | Roleplay | Free Video Tutorials | Online Poetry Club | Free Education | Best of Youtube | Ear Training

Faith Healing Analysis



Author: poem of Philip Larkin Type: poem Views: 10

Sponsored Links



Slowly the women file to where he stands

Upright in rimless glasses, silver hair,

Dark suit, white collar. Stewards tirelessly

Persuade them onwards to his voice and hands,

Within whose warm spring rain of loving care

Each dwells some twenty seconds. Now, dear child,

What's wrong, the deep American voice demands,

And, scarcely pausing, goes into a prayer

Directing God about this eye, that knee.

Their heads are clasped abruptly; then, exiled



Like losing thoughts, they go in silence; some

Sheepishly stray, not back into their lives

Just yet; but some stay stiff, twitching and loud

With deep hoarse tears, as if a kind of dumb

And idiot child within them still survives

To re-awake at kindness, thinking a voice

At last calls them alone, that hands have come

To lift and lighten; and such joy arrives

Their thick tongues blort, their eyes squeeze grief, a crowd

Of huge unheard answers jam and rejoice -



What's wrong! Moustached in flowered frocks they shake:

By now, all's wrong. In everyone there sleeps

A sense of life lived according to love.

To some it means the difference they could make

By loving others, but across most it sweeps

As all they might have done had they been loved.

That nothing cures. An immense slackening ache,

As when, thawing, the rigid landscape weeps,

Spreads slowly through them - that, and the voice above

Saying Dear child, and all time has disproved.






Sponsor



Learn to Play Songs by Ear: Ear Training

122 Free Video Tutorials

[Video Tutorial] How to build google chrome extensions

Please add me on youtube. I make free educational video tutorials on youtube such as Basic HTML and CSS.

Free Online Education from Top Universities

Yes! It's true. Online College Education is now free!



||| Analysis | Critique | Overview Below |||

.: :.

It is clearly a poem about the absence of love and it stresses the formal and neat exterior of the "false" healer. What always strikes me about Larkin is his remarkable ability to write and use effectively a consistent and barely noticeable rhyme scheme. Craftsmanship in the service of profound skepticism.

| Posted on 2013-08-26 | by a guest


.: :.

Faith healing is a poem about absence of love that is being made up for in religion. It concerns dominance and exploitation and represents Larkin\'s view on the flaws of religion through the use of a detached third person person, it is a shame not everyone who went the faith healer was good friends with cecil the caterpilla as Larkin was.

| Posted on 2012-11-16 | by a guest


.: :.

Faith healing is a poem about absence of love that is being made up for in religion. It concerns dominance and exploitation and represents Larkin\'s view on the flaws of religion through the use of a detached third person person, it is a shame not everyone who went the faith healer was good friends with cecil the caterpilla as Larkin was.

| Posted on 2012-11-16 | by a guest




Post your Analysis




Message

Free Online Education from Top Universities

Yes! It's true. College Education is now free!







Most common keywords

Faith Healing Analysis Philip Larkin critical analysis of poem, review school overview. Analysis of the poem. literary terms. Definition terms. Why did he use? short summary describing. Faith Healing Analysis Philip Larkin Characters archetypes. Sparknotes bookrags the meaning summary overview critique of explanation pinkmonkey. Quick fast explanatory summary. pinkmonkey free cliffnotes cliffnotes ebook pdf doc file essay summary literary terms analysis professional definition summary synopsis sinopsis interpretation critique Faith Healing Analysis Philip Larkin itunes audio book mp4 mp3 mit ocw Online Education homework forum help



Poetry 104
Poetry 107
Poetry 134
Poetry 166
Poetry 142
Poetry 173
Poetry 73
Poetry 200
Poetry 2
Poetry 36
Poetry 80
Poetry 13
Poetry 37
Poetry 73
Poetry 9
Poetry 150
Poetry 44
Poetry 114
Poetry 46
Poetry 162