A sleek dog, a meek dog, cringing for my meat; Not for me the fireside, the well-filled plate, But shut door, and sharp stone, and cuff and kick, In this poem the speaker is comparing itself to a dog that is trying to achieve its goal.
What is the poem lone dog tone?
This poem is about a dog who lives alone. Even though he struggles, he likes his wild and lonely life. Word choice: “I’ll never be a lap dog, licking dirty feet, / A sleek dog, a meek dog, cringing for my meat.” These words show his TONE is proud and independent.
What are the qualities of the dog in the poem lone dog?
I’m a lean dog, a keen dog, a wild dog, and lone; I’m a rough dog, a tough dog, hunting on my own; I’m a bad dog, a mad dog, teasing silly sheep; I love to sit and bay the moon, to keep fat souls from sleep.
When was lone dog written?
Written by Irene R. McLeod and published in “Modern British Poetry” in 1920.
Who wrote lone dog?
‘Lone Dog’ a poem by Irene Rutherford Mcleod (1891-) Irene Rutherford McCleod, an Australian born poet who wrote ‘Songs to Save the Soul’ (1915) and ‘Before Dawn’ (1918); her poem ‘Lone Dog’ has been republished in many anthologies.
How do you eat poem poems?
Bite in, Pick it up with your fingers and lick the juice that may run down your chin. It is ready and ripe now, whenever you are. You do not need a knife or fork or spoon or plate or napkin or tablecloth. For there is no core or stem or rind or pit or seed or skin to throw away.
What is a lion dog?
Tibetan Mastiff Photo via Great Tibet Tour. With their large, muscular, powerful bodies, dense lion-like mane, strong jaws and tight cat-like feet, it’s no wonder the Tibetan Mastiff is often referred to as “lion dog”! Mellow yet protective, this breed makes an excellent guard dog and devoted family pet.