Title

Larkin's "Toads"

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Title

Explicator

Publication Date

Fall 2005

Volume

64

Issue

1

First Page

52

Last Page

54

Abstract

The article discusses the poem "Toads" by Philip Larkin and argues that it reveals a deep fear of change in the poet. Critical reaction to the poem is examined, and Larkin's use of syntax and rhetoric is explored. The author's assertion that Larkin's fear of change was related to his political conservatism is also touched on.

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