Elizabeth Bishop's Giant Toad And Strayed Crab

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"Giant Snail" by Elizabeth Bishop is included in this collection because it displays the theme of nature by describing the physical characteristics of a snail and its surroundings. While this poem is similar to all of the poems in this collection because it focuses on the natural world, it specifically relates to Elizabeth Bishop's "Giant Toad" and "Strayed Crab" since they all take place in the same setting at the same time. I was particularly intrigued by this poem due to the fact that the snail is the narrator and the storyline follows his struggles as he tries to reach a rock by dawn. In fact, this poem is particularly appealing due to its unique perspective and striking details. When the exhausted speaker states, "My body is like a decomposing

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