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    In the poem "A Tiger in the Zoo", if the tiger was in its natural habitat it would have been lurking in the shadow in order to hunt plump deer and terrorize the villagers who live at the edge of the jungle. A Tiger in the Zoo Summary

    In the poem “A Tiger in the Zoo”, if the tiger was in its natural habitat it would have been lurking in the shadow in order to hunt plump deer and terrorize the villagers who live at the edge of the jungle.

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    Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The message of the poem A Tiger in the Zoo is that no animal should be encaged forcibly. Like humans all the animals also love freedom. They love roaming around in the forest and do whatever they like. Read summary of this poem.

    The message of the poem A Tiger in the Zoo is that no animal should be encaged forcibly. Like humans all the animals also love freedom. They love roaming around in the forest and do whatever they like.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The moral of the poem A Tiger in the Zoo is that man is unjust and cruel towards the animals. For his entertainment and amusement, he has snatched away their liberty and freedom. They are made to live in a small concrete prison. Read summary of this poem.

    The moral of the poem A Tiger in the Zoo is that man is unjust and cruel towards the animals. For his entertainment and amusement, he has snatched away their liberty and freedom. They are made to live in a small concrete prison.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Following are the main themes in the poem A Tiger in the Zoo: Liberty and Freedom Every human or animal loves freedom. No one likes to be imprisoned. In the poem, the tiger is not free. It has been encaged and its liberty has been snatched away. It cannot show its power and courage as it used to shoRead more

    Following are the main themes in the poem A Tiger in the Zoo:

    Liberty and Freedom

    Every human or animal loves freedom. No one likes to be imprisoned. In the poem, the tiger is not free. It has been encaged and its liberty has been snatched away. It cannot show its power and courage as it used to show in the jungle. It cannot roam around. Thus it has rage in its eyes. But it is encaged. Hence it cannot do anything and thus remains quiet.

    Animals Rights

    The poet is also throwing light on the rights of animals. Man has encaged wild animals for his entertainment. It is unjust because every living organism must have right to liberty and freedom. In the case of tiger, he has been forcibly put in the cage.

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  1. Personification- Poet refers tiger as He. Oxymoron-quiet rage.(stanza 1)  Metaphor-Tiger's paws are compared to pads of velvet.  Alliteration-He hears (stanza 5), concrete cell (stanza 4), behind bars (stanza 4). Rhythme Scheme- abcb

    1. Personification– Poet refers tiger as He.
    2. Oxymoron-quiet rage.(stanza 1) 
    3. Metaphor-Tiger’s paws are compared to pads of velvet. 
    4. Alliteration-He hears (stanza 5), concrete cell (stanza 4), behind bars (stanza 4).
    5. Rhythme Scheme– abcb
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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The tiger can walk only a few steps because the cage is so small that it cannot roam here and there freely. Read summary of this poem.

    The tiger can walk only a few steps because the cage is so small that it cannot roam here and there freely.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The tiger walks a few steps in the cage with anger but quietly because the cage is too small and it is helpless. Its powers are of no use as it cannot use them to break the concrete cage. Read summary of this poem.

    The tiger walks a few steps in the cage with anger but quietly because the cage is too small and it is helpless. Its powers are of no use as it cannot use them to break the concrete cage.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The poet thinks that the tiger should be in the forest, hiding itself in the long grass and preying upon the fat deer who come to drink water. It should be in the village to terrorise the villagers. Read summary of this poem.

    The poet thinks that the tiger should be in the forest, hiding itself in the long grass and preying upon the fat deer who come to drink water. It should be in the village to terrorise the villagers.

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