In Philip Larkin's poem, "Church Going," Mr. Larkin depicts the confusion of
an individual, the persona, who is compelled to enter the churches he sees on
his bicycle rides. His problem is, that every time he comes away feeling as
if he has wasted his time. Larkin uses the persona to describe his feelings
toward religion. The persona is split between two ideas of religion. The
holy, "ceremonious," view the church ta...