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Church Going"

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...

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