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What is the theme of the poem Miniver cheevy?

Last Updated: 21st May, 2021

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Major Themes in “Miniver Cheevy”: Nostalgia, discontent, and glorification of the past are the major themes of this poem. The poem deals with the emotions of a sad and gloomy speaker who curses his existence in the modern world. He is the great disciple of the past where bravery and courage were appreciable virtues.

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Beside this, what does the poem Miniver cheevy mean?

Miniver Cheevyis a short poem of thirty-two lines satirizing an embittered town drunkard who bemoans the difference between a romantic heroic past and a mundane modernity and yet does nothing to improve his squalid lot in life.

One may also ask, what is the speaker's tone or attitude toward Miniver cheevy? The tone of the poem is one of humor, pathos, and sympathetic understanding, but there is a mocking note also, an intimation that Miniver's unfortunate situation is not the result of any cosmic flaw in a nonexistent high tragedy; Miniver is a clown prince of his own tragicomedy of life.

Beside above, what is the rhyme of Miniver cheevy?

'Miniver Cheevy' uses a traditional rhyme scheme known as ABAB, which means that every other line rhymes. It also has a set meter: every stanza has four lines.

What does cheevy mean?

Title Meaning “Miniver Cheevy” is an unusual but apt name for the poem and its misfit dreamer. Consider that Miniver is the name of a white or gray fur used in earlier times to trim the ceremonial robes of royals and nobles.

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