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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Andrew Lloyd Webber clearly agrees as he made a musical out of the collection.

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

For when they reach the scene macavit crime — Macavity’s not there! In committing crimes no one is like Macavity, he is matchless in his field. December 23, at 1: To enable the learners to extrapolate from the given text. He is not there when there is dirty work to be done. A in English andI love reading good books and sharing knowledge with others.

The present poem is a beautiful poem on a mischievous cat named Ma cavity. Surprisingly, in none of these cases, Macavity is caught. Is it an anthropomorphic poem?


S Eliot’s poem, Mcavity the mystery cat of villanious character is described. He’s the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad’s despair: By Trisha Last updated Nov 16, He sways his head from side to side like a snake.

Is the macavity resemble to human being? You can even have a giggle on your own.

Macavity moves like a snake and whenever he is mistaken to be asleep, he is wide awake. How does the poet describe Macavity?

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Macavity – Wikipedia

Chinitz, A Companion to T. 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!

He would be insulted to xat branded a simple thief. Yasmin Sultana said This made my study much more easier than before. June 30, at 1: October 20, at 4: You might also like More from author. Though all the pet cats are not so mischievous Ma cavity is so and it is a mystery cat for the poet. The poet says there is no one like Macavity.

January 17, at 8: Views Read Edit View history. He uses this asset to accomplish kystery hideous plans. Unknown September 24, at 4: They say he cheats at cards. Nirav May 30, at 5: He moves around in the alleys and the squares.


As seen in the film production and most stage performances, he appears to be capable of performing some form of hypnosis. Polish author Maciej Wojtyszko ‘s children’s books feature a character named Macavity the Cat polish Kot Makawitya criminal mastermind who loses a chess myshery with dog detective Kajetan Chrumps and is then persuaded to become Chrumps’ assistant.

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Summary and Analysis of Macavity: The Mystery Cat by T.S Eliot – Beaming Notes

Explanation … Macavity is agile, cunning, and a master of deceit. Macavity, Macavity, there’s no one like Macavity, For he’s a fiend in feline shape, a monster of summmary. Currently he is reading T. Posted by Priyanka at 7: And his footprints are not found in any file of Scotland Yard’s. And when the loss has been disclosed, the Secret Service say: