Philip Larkin (1922-1985) is a significant figure in post- 1900 English and British poetry - and so is a good choice to study at A level. At present, the WJEC exam board offers students Larkin’s collection “The Whitsun Weddings” as one half of one of the five paired options for unit 2. The AS/A level qualification requires candidates to analyse one poem in detail, and to write an essay comparing Larkin and the counterpart poetry collection (at present, Carol Ann Duffy’s “Mean Time”). Inside this concise, clear study guide you will find a full analysis of all 32 poems. There are also two sample essays, analysing different Larkin poems. The overall aim of my guide is to arm you with a sound analysis of each and every poem in “The Whitsun Weddings”. Starting with my analysis, you can then build your own. With the focus on form and structure of the poems; the persona of the narrator; the tone; the language of the poem; and any relevant context there is plenty of advice here. * Bridge the gap between GSCE and A level poetry analysis. * Explore connections between the poems. * Learn how the social context of when Larkin wrote shapes his thinking. * Discover how, by gaining clear understanding and ways to express yourself, you can have the tools needed to raise your exam grade. * Get in contact with the author, if you need further clarity. This is a free email service for buyers of this book. Gavin's Guides are expertly written study guides that have helped thousands of students gain fuller understanding of A level and GCSE set texts. Do see Gavin's Amazon page for more study guides that might help you achieve your very best this summer.