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Church Going

Church Going


by Philip Larkin

Church Going: Big Ol' Church True or False

1. How does the speaker of "Church Going" treat the church when he first steps inside? -> Respectfully
2. Who are the "Hectoring large-scale verses" probably being read by? -> Dumb people
3. According to the speaker of the poem, how does the roof of the church look so new? -> He doesn't know.
4. Why does the speaker imagine the church's "parchment, plate and pyx" (25) being put into locked cases in the future? -> Because religious people will try to save them
5. What part of the church will remain as a reminder of the church when the natural world takes over? -> Buttress