An analysis of mcm14 pls
The greatest clue to what this poem is all about is its title — "MCMXIV." These are the Roman numerals for the number 1914. The year 1914 was the start of World War I in Europe. Additionally, it is important to know that Philip Larkin was English and a renowned post-war poet. That background knowledge is central to any interpretation of the poem.
Knowing that the poem is set in England prior to WWI, we can begin to draw conclusions...
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