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  1. The poem A Legend of the Northland is a ballad because it narrates a story which is popular among the people of Northland and the origin of this story is unknown. It has been passed from generation to generation. Read summary of this poem.

    The poem A Legend of the Northland is a ballad because it narrates a story which is popular among the people of Northland and the origin of this story is unknown. It has been passed from generation to generation.

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  1. Saint Peters was a great religious saint of Christianity who used to travel the world in order to preach religious teaching and morals. Read summary of this poem.

    Saint Peters was a great religious saint of Christianity who used to travel the world in order to preach religious teaching and morals.

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  1. A legend is a long mythical and traditional story which is quite old and often historical. However most of the times, it is not true. This poem is called A Legend of the Northland because the story which the poet narrates is quite famous in Northland and has supernatural events which do not occur inRead more

    A legend is a long mythical and traditional story which is quite old and often historical. However most of the times, it is not true. This poem is called A Legend of the Northland because the story which the poet narrates is quite famous in Northland and has supernatural events which do not occur in real life. However the story has a moral. This is why people pass it from generation to generation in order to tell young ones the outcome of greed.

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  1. The poem is titled as "A Legend of the Northland" as in this poem the poet narrates a legend (story) which is famous and known in Northland. This legend has a moral lesson. Hence the poet narrates it to us so that we may also know how greed can destroy us. This legend is of a woman who was transformRead more

    The poem is titled as “A Legend of the Northland” as in this poem the poet narrates a legend (story) which is famous and known in Northland. This legend has a moral lesson. Hence the poet narrates it to us so that we may also know how greed can destroy us. This legend is of a woman who was transformed into a bird because of her excessive greed.

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  1. The poem A Legend of the Northland is based on the theme of greed. In this poem, Saint Peter who is a religious man, gets extremely hungry because of wandering the whole day. He reaches a home in which a woman is making cakes. Saint Peter asks the lady to give him one cake so that he make be able toRead more

    The poem A Legend of the Northland is based on the theme of greed. In this poem, Saint Peter who is a religious man, gets extremely hungry because of wandering the whole day. He reaches a home in which a woman is making cakes.

    Saint Peter asks the lady to give him one cake so that he make be able to fill his empty stomach. However the lady is greedy. She prepares a small cake for Saint but after cooking it she feels that it is too big and then again creates a cake which is more smaller in size and refuses to give that as well. She then makes a tiny piece which again looks too big to give away and finally refuses to give it to Saint Peter.

    Saint Peter gets angry and curses her. She is transformed into a woodpecker and flies away. Now, as a bird she lives a very hard life. The whole day she keeps searching for food and shelter. Through this poem, the narrator tries to tell us that greed is curse for us. We should never be miser. Instead we should be generous and try to help the needy.

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    The poem A Legend of the Northland conveys the message that we should not be greedy, selfish and must always be ready to help those in need.

    The poem A Legend of the Northland conveys the message that we should not be greedy, selfish and must always be ready to help those in need.

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  1. The poet uses alliteration in the poem for poetic effect as this poem is a ballad and meant to be sung. The use of alliteration makes it possible to sing it properly. Here are some of the examples of alliteration: That they cannot sleep them through To the sledges, when it snows In their funny, furrRead more

    The poet uses alliteration in the poem for poetic effect as this poem is a ballad and meant to be sung. The use of alliteration makes it possible to sing it properly. Here are some of the examples of alliteration:

    1. That they cannot sleep them through
    2. To the sledges, when it snows
    3. In their funny, furry clothes
    4. They tell them a curious story
    5. yet you may learn a lesson
    6. If I tell the tale to you…and so on.

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  1. No, she did not give even the little piece of cake to Saint Peter. Keeping the piece of cake in shelf, she told Saint peter that when she eats the cake by herself, it looks small but when she gives it away it looks big. Hence she will not give him that piece of cake. This shows her extreme greed. ReRead more

    No, she did not give even the little piece of cake to Saint Peter. Keeping the piece of cake in shelf, she told Saint peter that when she eats the cake by herself, it looks small but when she gives it away it looks big. Hence she will not give him that piece of cake. This shows her extreme greed.

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  1. No, the old lady would not have been so ungenerous if she had known about Saint Peter. She would have readily offered the best cake of her collection to him in order to seek his blessing. Read summary of this poem.

    No, the old lady would not have been so ungenerous if she had known about Saint Peter. She would have readily offered the best cake of her collection to him in order to seek his blessing.

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