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Tone Shift in the First Stanza

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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.

Which of the following BEST describes the shift in tone in the first stanza?

A

Flippant to serious.

B

Whimsical to reverent.

C

Cynical to concerned.

D

Objective to imaginative.

E

Humorous to outraged.