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The Frog and the Nightingale

The moral of the poem "The Frog and the Nightingale" by Vikram Seth is that one should not be persuaded by flattery to be something one is not. When the nightingale first shows up in the bog, she...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2016, 12:38 pm (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

In addition to the examples presented by the first Educator, this poem also contains the devices listed below. Allusion: The nightingale makes an allusion (or reference) to a famous classical...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2017, 2:56 am (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

The frog is portrayed as a talentless, deceitful opportunist throughout the poem "The Frog and The Nightingale." Although the frog lacks the talent and support from other animals, he finds a way to...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2017, 6:15 pm (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

Vikram Seth's poem, "The Frog and the Nightingale," has many different figures of speech (or literary devices) within its lines. The first stanza of the poem is seen below (with the literary device...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2012, 9:24 pm (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

These questions refer to the last six lines of the first stanza of the poem. Let's take a look at that whole stanza: "Once upon a time a frog Croaked away in Bingle Bog Every night from dusk to...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2016, 2:02 pm (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

"The Frog And The Nightingale" by Vikram Seth is a strongly ideological and moralistic poem in which Seth, himself a son of wealthy and successful Indian parents, and a graduate of elite public...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2016, 10:15 pm (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

I think that the poem sheds much light on various human traits. One such trait is the need for control and power. The frog represents this trait with his manner and demeanor towards the...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2013, 12:50 am (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

I assume that the "conversation" you refer to is the talk that the frog has with the nightingale during their first and subsequent meetings, and what these conversations reveal about the characters...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2015, 7:13 am (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

The original question had to be edited. I think that the frog's reaction is deliberate upon experiencing the death of the nightingale. He spins it, almost blaming her for her own death. In the...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2013, 3:43 pm (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

The frog presented himself as an expert in music and offered to coach the nightingale. The nightingale was too naïve to recognize the frog’s evil scheme. Before the nightingale arrived, the frog...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2016, 2:33 pm (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

The original question had to be edited down. Bingle Bog represents any modern state of musical appreciation. The bog is a realm where there is one voice. The frog's voice is what provides...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2013, 1:46 pm (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

The frog shows his bully personality in the way he responds to the nightingale and how he shapes their relationship. After "the gaping frog" observed the reaction by the other animals to the...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2012, 2:52 am (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

The Frog is a confident, arrogant creature who doesn't care what the other animals think of his singing voice. He just wants to be heard above everybody else. He tells the Nightingale that he owns...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2019, 3:42 pm (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

I tend to think that if one wanted to apply Mozart's own life and predicament to the Seth poem, I see him as a nightingale figure. The idea that the nightingale enters a garden and sings to a...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2013, 2:21 pm (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

I can certainly get you started. You can take this answer and add your own examples and insights to it. In the poem you mention, the frog serves as the archetypal vilain. He is rude to his fellow...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2012, 2:55 pm (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

I think that one of Seth's main points in the poem is the difficulty in forming relationships. This complexity and intricacy makes it perfect for a discussion to emerge following the poem. If one...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2012, 11:51 am (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

The frog recognizes the superior talent within the song of the nightingale. In seeing the threat to his own position, the frog adopts the guise of a mentor to the unwitting nightingale. The first...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2013, 1:41 pm (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

The frog's character is shown to be one of a limited musician and even more limited creature of affection. Essentially, in "Bindle Bog," the frog croaks away and the other animals have become...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2013, 1:21 pm (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

Basically, the above answer is a good summary. I will add a few observations to it. The poem is a type of fable, a tale that uses animals to develop a moral lesson. You can tell by the examples...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2012, 2:49 pm (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

The frog sings his songs for the entire bog to hear each night under the sumac tree simply because he enjoys singing and has an inherent desire to express himself in an artistic manner. Vikram Seth...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2018, 10:52 pm (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

In Seth's "The Frog and the Nightingale," the nightingale's selfishness can be seen in the approach she takes to her gift of song. The nightingale displays selfishness in how she loves to be...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2016, 7:25 am (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

I think that a diary entry from the frog's point of view that details some of his characteristics and traits would have to talk about how he enjoys the position of power in the bog as being the...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2012, 1:25 am (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

The necessity of wisdom and intelligence is depicted by the frog's ability to easily manipulate the nightingale into sacrificing her beautiful art in order to make the frog money while...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2018, 12:53 pm (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

To a great extent, I think that one's answer to this question is going to be dependent on how a person views society. On one hand, if one sees society and people as inherently capable of evil and...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2012, 11:39 am (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

"The Frog and the Nightingale" is written as a third person narrative, meaning that the voice telling the story is looking on and relating the action without any involvement. Readers are taken...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2012, 3:39 pm (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

You need to think as if you were the nightingale in order to be able to write a diary entry expressing her feelings of failure. If the entry is recording your feelings after failing as a singer,...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2013, 1:59 am (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

Before the nightingale arrives in the bog, the frog is the only voice in "The Frog and the Nightingale" by Vikram Seth. Nothing "Stilled the frog's determination / To display his heart's elation."...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2016, 12:23 pm (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

The frog has a number of vices in the poem "The Frog and the Nightingale" by Vikram Shrath. He is arrogant, egocentric, money hungry, and takes advantage of other. The nightingale is humble but...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2012, 10:47 am (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

I think that the diary entry from the point of view of the nightingale would express a certain amount of joy at finding a "mentor" in the frog. The nightingale sincerely believes that her new...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2013, 2:26 am (UTC)

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The Frog and the Nightingale

Seth depicts the other creatures as no different than the public whose fascination is held for a moment and then moves on to other elements. When the nightingale sings its first song, the reaction...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2013, 2:35 am (UTC)

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