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Larkin, Philip. "Water".


- the speaker announces he would construct a religion out of water

- develops his argument in terms of "ford" making, "sousing", and "drenching" which are applicable both to the quality of water and to the quality of involvement with religion

- concludes he would fill a glass of water to make "any-angled light" assemble there forever



- regular poetic line and stanza, unrhymed

- paradox: the idea of creating something to be firm (religion) out of something very changeable (water)

- culmination of the idea in the convincing concluding image of the glass of water


  • Author

    Larkin, Philip. (1922 - 1985).
  • Full Title

  • First Published

    In: The Whitsun Weddings. London: Faber and Faber, 1964.
  • Form


Works Cited

Larkin, Philip. "Water". The Whitsun Weddings. (1964). In: Collected Poems. (1988). London: Faber and Faber, 2003.


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