Characters and narrator

In what follows, we will discuss the speaker and characters of the poem “A Case of Murder” by Vernon Scannell.

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The speaker

The speaker of the poem “A Case of Murder” by Vernon Scannell is external to what is being depicted in the text, much like a third-person narrator in a short story. The poem is not about him and what he describes.

Also, he seems to have unlimited knowledge about the boy, knowing his feelings, and what he did to the cat when he was alone. This makes us think that the poem might ...

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