The Island Poem Analysis

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“Piazza San Marco” gives us a whiff of her idealism intermixed with Roman Catholicism. The poem says that one must seek truth intuitively when one fails to seek it intellectually. We may have to “set firmer thinking by” and depend on sacramental things like water and stone to arrive at the truth. In a world without faith this dependence on things is an urgent necessity. Further “The Island” by Jennings is about the traveler who loses himself. The island is a part of the mainland, and unlike the homeland which is hostile, it is the head or calm. The island is in touch with the sea which “pounds a foreign beach “and here all strangers become familiar because they are liberated because of their inhibitions. Each traveler is an island in him and the strangest experience for him becomes familiar as he is a seeker of self. In this atmosphere of innocence, thought assumes deeper meanings and becomes more creative. The island, a symbol of the Self, inspires the seekers who…show more content…
Larkin’s “Deceptions”, “Love Songs in Age”, “Afternoons” and “The Building”. Larkin’s “Deceptions” reflects the fact that the poet is deeply sensitive to human suffering and is moved by the clumsy rape of the girl in an attic suggested by the line “stumbling up the breathless air” The girl became a rape victim because of the sexual freedom in the 19th century England. In “Love Songs in an Age”, Larkin shows that the lover’s constant attempt to make his love successful is destroyed against his choice. Love is a supreme illusion. There are no rosy hopes and it does not bring any
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