What is the summary of the poem The Walrus and the Carpenter?
‘The Walrus and the Carpenter’ is a narrative poem famous for the themes of death and betrayal. It was first published in 1865. This poem speaks about a Walrus and a Carpenter who trick innocent young oysters and eat them after a walk on the seashore. The poem also deals with the idea of cunningness in human nature.
What is the main theme of the poem The Walrus and the Carpenter?
The story of ‘The Walrus and the Carpenter’ is, in one sense, the story of encroachment and entitlement: the sun upon the moon’s territory or time, the walrus and the carpenters upon the oysters, which they presume to eat – because they can.
What did walrus and Carpenter wish about the sand?
They appear to consider the sand to be a kind of dirt because the presence of it upsets them and they wish that it could be cleared away. The Walrus calls out for four oysters to come on to the beach and walk hand in hand with the Carpenter and him.
What did the carpenter mean when he said no hurry?
(d) What did the Carpenter mean when he said, No hurry? Answer: The carpenter knew that the oysters were tired and was sure that they couldn’t run away or save themselves when he would try to eat them. He said the above words to engage the oysters in small talk or comfort/pacify them.
What did Walrus and Carpenter wish about the sand?
What do you think of the subjects the Walrus wanted to talk about?
Toohey prefaces his article with a paraphrase of Carrol: “The time has come,” the Walrus said/ “To talk of many things:/ Of ships—and shoes—and Howard Roark/ And cabbages—and kings/ And why the sea is boiling hot—/ And whether Roark has wings.” Explanation: Hope it will help you!!!!
What are the poetic techniques used in Walrus and the Carpenter?
The Walrus and the Carpenter eat the oysters. Alliteration is the literary device of using the same letter or sound at the beginning of closely connected words. The first line of “The Walrus and the Carpenter” uses alliteration: “The sun was shining on the sea.” What other lines of the poem use alliteration?
What does the walrus speak to the oysters about?
The walrus tells the oysters that he is going to have a chat with them. The oysters, who are out of breath from their long walk, ask him to wait for a while. It then becomes clear to the oysters that they are going to be eaten. The walrus talks a little more and seems to sympathise with the oysters.
What did the Walrus and Carpenter invite the oysters to do with them?
The walrus and the carpenter are walking along the beach. They are unhappy about all the sand and think the beach would be better without it. They invite oysters to join them on their walk. It then becomes clear to the oysters that they are going to be eaten.
What does the Walrus speak to the oysters about?