The House at Pooh Corner Literary Elements

The House at Pooh Corner Literary Elements



Setting and Context

The forest at an undisclosed period of time in the south of England

Narrator and Point of View

Third person narrator from Pooh's point of view

Tone and Mood

Happy and optimistic but tending towards wistfulness at the end of the book

Protagonist and Antagonist

Pooh is the protagonist, the weather the antagonist on many occasions

Major Conflict

Rabbit and Tigger have conflict as Tigger's constant bouncing provoke's Rabbit's ire


Christopher Robin gets older and goes to school


The days of early childhood coming to an end are foreshadowed by the absence of Christopher Robin during the mornings


Owl says it is a blustery day but this is a considerable understatement as it is windy enough to blow his house down


Pooh alludes to "hums" that he wrote in the first Winnie The Pooh book


By and by they came to an enchanted place on the very top of the forest called Galleons Lap, which is sixty-something trees in a circle; the magic of the location is mirroring the magic of the friendship between Pooh and Christopher Robin which is one of the themes of the book


Pooh is dismissed as pretty brainless but comes up with plans that save the day on several occasions


There is a parallel between piglet finding Eeyore's house and mistakenly rebuilding it and Eeyore finding Piglet's house and allocating it to Owl as both render each other temporarily homeless but with the best of intentions

Metonymy and Synecdoche

The forest knew that Christopher Robin was doing something in the mornings - the forest is used to encompass everyone who lives in the forest


The river was said to bubble and sparkle when it was younger but slowed down when it got older knowing it had all day to get somewhere - giving the river the human like quality of deciding to quash its youthful exuberance and take its time

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