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Old Possum's Book
of practical cats
by T. S. Eliot
Eliot writes for children
A portrayal of the
foibles and
whimsical behaviors
of cats resembling
human beings
There is not a clear
plot
No stream of
consciousness
technique
No appeal to literary
sources
Interest in
nonsense poetry
Fascination with
different sources
and music
His preacher tone is
visible in the
portrayal of
criminals, in the
satire of cats
Inperfectibility of
mankind Eliot
wanted to draw up
A search for order
in a chaotic world
Structure
The volume is composed of fourteen
poems, none longer than two full
pages, composed in a variety of
rudimentary ...
Features
The poetry saves its true
inventiveness for the clever use
of language, which at times
approaches the sprightline...
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Old possum book of practical cats

  1. 1. Old Possum's Book of practical cats by T. S. Eliot
  2. 2. Eliot writes for children
  3. 3. A portrayal of the foibles and whimsical behaviors of cats resembling human beings
  4. 4. There is not a clear plot No stream of consciousness technique No appeal to literary sources
  5. 5. Interest in nonsense poetry Fascination with different sources and music
  6. 6. His preacher tone is visible in the portrayal of criminals, in the satire of cats
  7. 7. Inperfectibility of mankind Eliot wanted to draw up A search for order in a chaotic world
  8. 8. Structure The volume is composed of fourteen poems, none longer than two full pages, composed in a variety of rudimentary stanzaic patterns, ranging from quatrains to stanzas whose varying lengths are determined more by content than any preconceived structural principle.
  9. 9. Features The poetry saves its true inventiveness for the clever use of language, which at times approaches the sprightliness of nursery rhymes and nonsense verse

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