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what is the theme of the poem "hyena" by edwin morgan? what message does the poet wants...

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karenchl | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 25, 2011 at 9:31 PM via web

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what is the theme of the poem "hyena" by edwin morgan? what message does the poet wants to tell us?

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mikeeverett99 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Honors

Posted July 2, 2011 at 8:34 AM (Answer #1)

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The theme and or message of this poem is tp avoid having delusions of grandeur.  The hyena is a legend in his own mind.  He sees himslef as a fierce beast.  However , Hyenas are scavengers and thus are only fierce when it comes to dead opponents.  It would be like Michael Jordan playing against kindergartners and then thinking he is awesome for kicking their butts.

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