Monthly Archives: December 2016

Interesting Literature blog’s view of The Owl and The Pussycat

The ever interesting “Interesting Literature” Blog by Oliver Tearle this weeks features an analysis of interest to teachers and older secondary and A level / degree students of the nation’s favourite poem “The Owl and The Pussycat” by Edward Lear.  Does it mean anything at all?

“But this all still leaves us with the question: is ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ meant to mean anything? Is it simply delightful fantasy (it features anthropomorphic animals, after all: the owl and the pussycat can talk, the owl sings a song and plays the guitar, the pig engage in financial transactions, and the turkey officiate at ceremonies), or is it making a commentary on Victorian society?”

http://interestingliterature.com/2016/12/22/a-short-analysis-of-edward-lears-the-owl-and-the-pussycat/

Many interesting points raised about or by this rewarding and intriguing ‘nonsense’ (or is it?) poem.

Owlpussycat

Happy Christmas to all our readers!

Posted by Mark Norris.

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