Analysis Of Aubade By Philip Larkin

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1 Introduction
There is only on event in life, that is truly inevitable and that everybody is scared of. The death is a subject, which has always been relevant and present. Nobody likes to talk about it and most people suppress the thought of it, even though the happening cannot be altered. This is exactly what the poem “Aubade” by Philip Larkin deals with.
The aim of this paper is a thorough analysis and interpretation of the poem mentioned above by the English poet Philip Larkin, which was first released in 1977. The title chosen by the poet can be misleading, because an aubade is usually a song or poem about lovers parting at dawn. This literary text does not only address death and oblivion, but also deals with the fact that life seems very monotone and redundant.
The paper will first give a general analysis, considering the metre and rhyme scheme, before analysing the poem more thoroughly by showing which rhetorical figures can be found. The penultimate part will be dedicated to the interpretation of the writing and finally the conclusion will be drawn as to what impact the poem can have on the reader.
I will mostly base the paper on my own analysis and interpretation, which will be established by determining metre and rhyme scheme, but also by detecting rhetorical figures and giving an explanation as to what effect they have and why the poet chose to use them.

Aubade
I work all day and get half-drunk at night.
Waking at four to soundless dark, I stare.
In time the
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