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The Garden Verge

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The Death of a Toad, Richard Wilbur

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

What is the primary effect of the phrase "garden verge" (line 3)?

A

Parallels the humorous tone of lines 1-2.

B

Changes the focus to the toad's environment.

C

Emphasizes the toad's innocence.

D

Suggests the toad's pain.

E

Elevates the tone of the toad's suffering.