To be or not to be, that is the question
Philip Larkin (Old Toad). Born 1922, died in 1985.
Librarian at Hull.
Poet laureate. Balmoral.
Always too eager for the future, we pick up bad habits of expectancy.
Here no elsewhere undermines my existence.
Nothing, like something, happens anywhere.
Death will be such another thing
All we have done not mattering.
… with people wise enough to know my worth.
What will survive of us is love.
Beauty is accepted slang for yes.
Books are a load of crap.
They fuck you up, your Mom and Dad
The Whitsun Weddings
Rimes: there is order in chaos and chaos in order.
The poem is about a poster advertising SP. It showed an alluring girl in a skimpy outfit. The poster was degraded, first with graffiti, then torn. The poster that was below advocated fight against cancer.
Rappel: l’accent de mot/l’accent de phrase
Verbes : record
Noms : record
Vrais préfixes/faux préfixes
Suffixe fort (ic/ical/ish/ity)/suffixe faible
Dans une phrase, le rôle grammatical détermine l’accentuation.
I am the teacher.
If Peter piper picked a peck of pickled pepper, where’s the peck of pickled pepper Peter Piper picked.
In Hereford, Hertford and Hampshire, hurricanes hardly ever happen.