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Church Going

Church Going

by Philip Larkin

Analysis: Allusions

When poets refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literary and Philosophical References

Anglican church service: Though it has been since been updated, the religious services in the Church of England of Larkin's time (with which would have been pretty familiar) used to end with the phrase "Here endeth the lesson." (25)

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