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Analysis and comments on Macavity: The Mystery Cat by T.S. Eliot

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Comment 33 of 43, added on June 27th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 32 of 43, added on June 24th, 2010 at 11:37 AM.
Macavity :The mystery cat!

Its a very good poem epsecially while doing Speech & Drama.Its very
expressive & one can enact each stanza's.This poem is very funny& makes
studying English a real pleasure.I'm in class V& I'm studying this poem
right now.

Sanya from India
Comment 31 of 43, added on June 6th, 2010 at 6:25 PM.

Bobby from the US hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha your
smart

adam
Comment 30 of 43, added on May 10th, 2010 at 8:26 AM.
DUH!

Ha Ha Bobby from the US are you trying to be funny? Where do you think the
Musical Cats got there song from? The poet T.S.Eliot was born 1888-1965 and
wrote Macavity in the 30's. The play Cats was created in 1981 by Andrew
Lloyd Webber and was based on Eliots book 'Old Possums book of Practical
Cats' Therefore Macavity was and always will be originally a T.S.Eliot
poem. Don't be so thick.

Betty from United Kingdom
Comment 29 of 43, added on May 3rd, 2010 at 6:32 PM.
This poem is illegal

Hi,
This poem is under copyright as a song from the Broadway musical CATS. If i
am not mistaken, all you did sir was take away a verse and add your own. I
would take this poem off before any of the creators of CATS see it. Looking
at an official government website, you can be placed in prison for a
minimum of 25 years for copyright felony. You did not write his poem
because Andrew Lloyd Webber, who was the son of William Lloyd Webber,
therefore neither of them were born nor alive at the time of computers to
post this. I might get your name and report you to the National Copyright
Police.

Bobby from United States
Comment 28 of 43, added on April 21st, 2010 at 7:07 AM.
Use of irony in the poem

Macavity is one of the most challenging poems to teach in class. The use of
allusions and humour makes the irony very meaningful for all. A thoroughly
enjoyable experience.

Nandita Mishra from India
Comment 27 of 43, added on April 21st, 2010 at 7:07 AM.
Use of irony in the poem

Macavity is one of the most challenging poems to teach in class. The use of
allusions and humuour makes the ironyt very meaningful for all. A
thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Nandita Mishra from India
Comment 26 of 43, added on April 11th, 2010 at 9:31 AM.
Poem Overview

This Poem is extremely humourous as there is use of hyperbole. The poet
tells us about how macavity is very dangerous and hard to catch(use of
repetition, "macavity's not there", to emphasise difficulty in the capture
of Macavity). Yet, later in stanza 5, "Or when the milk is missing, or
another Peke's been stifled,
Or the greenhouse glass is broken, and the trellis past repair--" shows
that the crimes were childish and sort of low. Committment of low crime
yet, the poet exagerates that he is the napoleon of crime and that he is
dangerous. This adds humour to the poem- as it is - the purpose of
hyperbole.


Mione from Singapore
Comment 25 of 43, added on December 3rd, 2008 at 10:01 AM.

The interesting part in the poem is how a cat is just like a crook and does
the vanishing act everytime and is far away from the scene of crime.It is
wonderful to see the cat is wonderfully human.

devicka arora from India
Comment 24 of 43, added on November 3rd, 2008 at 8:54 PM.

I've always loved this poem by T.S. Eliot, ever since I was a little child.
It is one of my absolute favorite (as a matter of fact, I own the book
"Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats") that I could still cite most of it
from memory and I now share with my students. However, I have to comment
on whomever posted this, for he/she failed to check the spelling. There
are many spelling errors!

S.T. from United States

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Poet: T.S. Eliot
Poem: Macavity: The Mystery Cat
Volume: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
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Poem of the Day: Apr 6 2008


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