"Bagpipe Music" by Frederick Louis MacNeice

Wilson, M. Rachel
June 2011
Bagpipe Music;6/ 1/2011, p1
Poem Analysis
This article presents an explication of the poem "Bagpipe Music" by Frederick Louis MacNeice. In the poem, MacNeice combines traditional rhythms with a biting social critique to produce an ironic ballad. With a tone that swings from mockery to despair, MacNeice mocks the palliative distractions offered to the working classes and expresses little hopes for the future.


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