Journey + visit Abse + Larkin

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  • Journey's and Visits
    • Here
      • Metaphorical and literal journey
        • 'rich industrial shadows' to 'large towns; away from commercialism/ unfenced existence
        • alliteration = movement
      • One breathless sentence could show how hectic/ chaotic life in city is
      • Snobbery
        • Commercialism
          • lists for convenience like society
          • restlessness of Hull compared with tranquillity
          • urge to by no individuality
          • LINK ABSE uneasiness of going back negative prefixes ie. unfocused
        • cut priced crowds
          • similarly ABSE ' I loved the place for what it used to be' no longer connect with it
          • + gunshots tiget bay ABSE
      • Commercialism
        • lists for convenience like society
        • restlessness of Hull compared with tranquillity
        • urge to by no individuality
        • LINK ABSE uneasiness of going back negative prefixes ie. unfocused
      • Need for isolation
        • 'unfenced existence' + where 'loneliness clarifies'
        • 'luminously people air ascends" alternative people evaporate go away
    • The Whitsun Weddings
      • familiar experience
        • heat personified as 'tall heat that sleeps'
        • all rush of train gone
        • 'hedges dipped and rose'
        • 'nondescript like any other town' .
      • speaker talks almost mechanically about the details
      • Commercialism
        • 'nylon' very cheap
          • Snobbery 'seamy foreheads'
            • industrial froth
      • importance of momentary experience
        • 'religious wounding' sex alternative
        • 'frail connotations delicate could go wrong'
        • 'swelled fertility counterbalanced by ineria stopping of train alternative
      • metaphore journey literal and physical journey
    • Reference back
      • half rhyme = relationship breakdown
      • visits of the memory cannot change the past
        • 198 catherderal road ABSE 'hosed objects' bring back to loife
      • metaphorical 'sudden bridge' mother and son connection via past
      • 'blindingly undiminished' memory
        • Untitled
      • casual conversational tone = how he wished it was with his mother
      • was a boring one where she didn't understand him
        • 'played record after record
        • your perception of a visit can change over TIME!!
        • ABSE 'city of strangers' here the persona also doesn't feel home
    • Ambulances
      • journey and visits can ruin people
        • disaster/ emergency secretive 'confessionals'
        • 'deadened air' extent of distinction end of soul - watch ambulance closer to own death inevitability 'what is left to come'
      • common day experience
        • 'stop at any curb'
        • unpredictable fate
        • however contrast everyday activities with death around us 'stowed' dehumanising
      • hope that some journey/ visits are not yours
        • death reminds fragility of own existence
        • 'poor soul' thinking of themselves

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