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Summary: A classic T.S. Eliot poem about the mischievous, mysterious cat Macavity, brought to life brilliantly with drawings by Arthur Robins. Macavity is a fictional character who is described in a poem in Old Possum’s Book of Practical The poem Macavity the Mystery Cat is the best known of Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the only book Eliot wrote for a younger. Macavity is, in all likelihood, a notorious, but extremely wily and villainous human Macavity’s a Mystery Cat: he’s called the Hidden Paw–.

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Eliot poem about the mischievous, mysterious cat Macavity, brought to life brilliantly with drawings by Arthur Robins. He is often portrayed with very long claws and wild dark hair.

He can do any impossible task. He sways his head from side to side, with movements like a snake; And when you think he’s half asleep, he’s always wide awake.

Maccavity: The Mystery Cat by T. S. Eliot – Explanation – Write to Score

A Prayer for my Daughter by W. Beautiful poem…… Macavity you are really superb…. Macavity is the name given by several bus drivers from the West MidlandsUnited Kingdom to a white odd-eyed cat which, since Januaryhas been observed to regularly use the local bus service on its own. I loved the way of analysis. To enable the students to share their personal experiences.


He summady this asset to accomplish his hideous plans. Who are the other writers you are referrin The Napoleon of Crime. He’s the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad’s despair: The Mystery Cat by T.

Writers in the Public Sphere. Macavity, Macavity, there’s no on like Macavity, He’s broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity. His whiskers are not trimmed and combed. Prose Passages Poetry Passages.

His levitation is so powerful that it causes a fakir to stare bewildered.

Maccavity: The Mystery Cat by T. S. Eliot — Explanation

Scotland Yard, the Foreign Office, even the Admiralty suspect him of felony. My project February 5, at 9: Views Read Edit View history.

His mscavity is deeply lined with thought, his head is highly doomed; His coat is dusty from neglect, his whiskers are uncombed. Explanation … Macavity is devilish, vile and a threat to society. Andrew Lloyd Webber clearly agrees as he made a musical out of the collection. Engrossed in his ,acavity plans, he sways his head often. Unknown July 16, at 3: Macavity is a tall and thin individual who is always upto some crime.


He is also behind the breaking of the greenhouse glass and the trellis. The long arm of the law is stretching out to capture this feline fiend… but will he ever be found?

Webarchive template wayback links EngvarB from September Use dmy dates from September All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced macxvity from December And when the larder’s looted, or the jewel-case is rifled, Or when the milk is missing, or another Peke’s been stifled, Or the greenhouse glass is broken, and the trellis past repair– Ay, there’s the wonder of the thing!

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His coat is dusty and he never combs his whiskers. Lastly, the word ‘cavity’ implies a hole or void or absence of something, and he is described in the poem as being “not there” at the time or location of any crime.