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The Death of a Toad

Wilbur, Richard. "The Death of a Toad." Poetry Magazine. Feb. 1948. Poetry Foundation, 2016. Web. 11 July 2016.

The PRIMARY effect of the language in lines 1-2 is to

A

establish the facts surrounding the toad's ensuing death.

B

emphasize the violence of the lawn mower.

C

create a somewhat humorous and lighthearted mood.

D

reinforce the gravity of the situation.

E

describe the type of wound the toad received.