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“For he’s a fiend in feline shape, a monster of depravity

(a) Identify the poem and the poet. 

(b) Explain the phrase ‘monster of depravity’.

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(a) The poem is ‘Macavity – The Mystery Cat’ written by T.S. Eliot.

(b) Satan is called the master of depravity. T.S. Eliot calls Macavity, the master of depravity. He means that the cat is an embodiment of evil. He is wicked and all the time involved in doing something evil.

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