Summary and composition

Here, we will focus on the summary and composition of the poem “A Case of Murder” by Vernon Scannell.

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The poem “A Case of Murder” by Vernon Scannell describes an event from the life of a nine-year-old boy who is left home alone in a basement flat with a black cat. The boy dislikes the cat and would have preferred the company of other animals, such as a dog or a rat. Eventually, the boy takes his father’ stick and hits the cat. The animal hides, but the boy chases it from its hiding and, ju...

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