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The Plight Of The Toads: An Analysis
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Toad. The word conjures up images of a grotesque, little amphibian
and yet it is this little animal that Larkin decides to base his poem on.
He describes two toads. One is the exterior influence that society has on
and individual to work, and the other is the interior or personal prompting
to wo ....
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....its composition as
a combination of two interpretations.
A second item to note is the use of the verb "squat"(2) as the word
to carry the action of the toad. This word is definitely not one of the
English languages most attractive words. Rather by stretching one's mind
it can be seen as an "ugly" verb. The use of this "ugly" verb with a noun
that already has the connotation of being ugly pushes this metaphor to its
A second interesting metaphor in this stanza is the setting of
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