Elizabeth Bishop's Strayed Crab

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"Strayed Crab" Analysis Elizabeth Bishop 's "Strayed Crab" is a poem about a small and fearless crab that is trying to assert its power and dominance over its environment. It fits into this collection because it focuses specifically on the theme of nature by providing details about the crab and the other organisms in its vicinity. This poem is also included in this collection because it gives a unique perspective on the events that occur within Elizabeth Bishop 's "Giant Toad" and "Giant Snail". In particular, this poem catches my attention due to the narcissistic persona of the crab and how it uses a condescending tone when speaking about all of the other organisms besides the snail. While this poem is free verse, the speaker uses an
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