Broadcast Analysis

  • Created by: lowrixo
  • Created on: 27-03-18 18:27


  • Love
  • Humour
  • Music
  • Seperation


This poem is a love poem from Larkin to Maeve Brennan after she was at a BBC Symphony Orchestra concert at Hull and Larkin was at home listening, trying to pick her out from the crowd. The poem is essentially a love poem concerning a male persona sitting a home listening to a concert that his love is at over the radio.


This literally means a radio broadcast. Although, it could also be interpreted that his lover is 'broadcast' into his mind.

First Stanza:

  • 'Giant whispering' -oxymoron and suggests the noise the persona hears over the radio is not easily distinguisable and is…


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