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Often asked: The snail poem?

What is the poem considering the snail about?

Considering the Snail is Thom Gunn’s reflective poem about the movement of a snail through wet grass and over litter. It begins as simple observation, then moves on to question whether or not the snail has ‘fury’ before finally weighing up the whole experience with a hypothetical scenario, not a definitive conclusion.

What is the house secure of the snail?

To grass, or leaf, or fruit, or wall, The snail sticks close, nor fears to fall, As if he grew there, house and all Together. Within that house secure he hides, When danger imminent betides Of storm, or other harm besides Of weather.

How does the snail feed faster?

Explanation:The snail feeds faster by using his selfisness and self-love nature. Because he feeds faster only when he meets someone.

Why does the snail dwell alone?

He is not homeless; he has his house, which not only secures him, but stands as a frightful dominion of power. The snail is not un-social, he is energetically anti-social. In fact, the snail much resembles the poet of sensibility, “Well satisfied to be his own/ Whole treasure”; this could even be Clarissa Harlowe.

What makes the snail free from fear?

Answer. Snails are slow and do not fear to stick on anything. It has a house that let it feel safe. It does not disturb anyone else.

What makes the snail well satisfied?

Whole treasure is the satisfaction for a snail. And by whole treasure, it refers to lead, to grass, to fruit, to wall, to stick close to a particular wall. This is the total well satisfaction to a snails.

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How does the snail lead a self sufficient life?

Ans:- The snail shrinks into its outer shell which is considered to be its house with much displeasure at the time of danger. Ans:- The snail is well satisfied with its life only with its own whole treasure. The snail leads a lonely and selfsufficient life like a hermit.

When and why does the snail hide?

Answer. Answer: When snails sense danger around them, they hide into the shell.

What type of life does a snail lead?

The life expectancy of snails in the wild is about 3 to 7 years, but in captivity, they can live up to 10-15 years or even more. Snail shell is made of calcium carbonate and keeps growing as long as the snail grows. They keep adding more calcium carbonate to the edge until the snail reaches adult size.

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