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

    Macavity the Mystery Cat is part of TS Eliot's poem collection Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats which was published in 1939 AD. Read summary of this poem.

    Macavity the Mystery Cat is part of TS Eliot’s poem collection Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats which was published in 1939 AD.

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

    The tone of Macavity the Mystery Cat is mysterious and humorous. There is fun and at the same time mysterious things happening. e.g. Macavity commits crime yet no one is able to catch him because Macavity's not there. The names of Macavity's alibi are also funny: Mungojerrie and Griddlebone.  MacaviRead more

    The tone of Macavity the Mystery Cat is mysterious and humorous. There is fun and at the same time mysterious things happening. e.g. Macavity commits crime yet no one is able to catch him because Macavity’s not there. The names of Macavity’s alibi are also funny: Mungojerrie and Griddlebone. 

    Macavity commits all types of crimes but mysteriously goes away. Police fails to catch him.

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    Following poetic/literary devices have been used in the poem Macavity the Mystery Cat: Personification: Personification is giving human characteristics to animals or non-living things. Here in the poem, Macavity is personified as he does all the things like humans. Anaphora: It is the repetition ofRead more

    Following poetic/literary devices have been used in the poem Macavity the Mystery Cat:

    1. Personification: Personification is giving human characteristics to animals or non-living things. Here in the poem, Macavity is personified as he does all the things like humans.
    2. Anaphora: It is the repetition of a phrase in a poem. In the poem various words and phrases are repeated to create poetic effect. e.g. “Macavity, Macavity”, “Macavity’s not there” etc.
    3. Alliteration: It is the repetition of consonant sound in the line. e.g. Macavity’s Mystery”, “head is highly”, “side to side” etc.
    4. Symbolism: The poet uses various symbols in the poem. e.g. his appearance symbolises his villainous character, footprints symbolise his name etc.

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

    The central idea of this poem is the nature of Macavity a mysterious cat. The poet explains how he commits each and every crime, yet remains free and is never caught though police is always behind him. Read summary of this poem.

    The central idea of this poem is the nature of Macavity a mysterious cat. The poet explains how he commits each and every crime, yet remains free and is never caught though police is always behind him.

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

    The poem Macavity: the Mystery Cat is about a villainous cat who commits every crime which is in the book of law yet remains free from being imprisoned. He commits crime and mysteriously vanishes away and police, like always, fails to catch him. Read summary of this poem.

    The poem Macavity: the Mystery Cat is about a villainous cat who commits every crime which is in the book of law yet remains free from being imprisoned. He commits crime and mysteriously vanishes away and police, like always, fails to catch him.

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

    The Scotland Yard is baffled as they are unable to catch Macavity. He commits every crime which is in the book of law, yet they cannot trap him as Macavity's not there. Read summary of this poem.

    The Scotland Yard is baffled as they are unable to catch Macavity. He commits every crime which is in the book of law, yet they cannot trap him as Macavity’s not there.

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

    Macavity is a mysterious cat. He commits all crimes like theft, loot, breaking of things and what not. However police always fails to catch him as he mysteriously vanishes away. No other cat can commits so many crimes and remain free. Read summary of this poem.

    Macavity is a mysterious cat. He commits all crimes like theft, loot, breaking of things and what not. However police always fails to catch him as he mysteriously vanishes away. No other cat can commits so many crimes and remain free.

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