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Fiddler Crab Summary
Josephine Jacobsen

Everything you need to understand or teach Fiddler Crab by Josephine Jacobsen.

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Fiddler Crab Summary


“Fiddler Crab” was, according to the chronological sections in Josephine Jacobsen's collection of poetry In the Crevice of Time: New and Collected Poems (1995), written between 1950 and 1965. Unfortunately, no exact date is available for the poem's original publication. In fact, since this collection is subtitled New and Collected Poems, the poem may have been written between 1950 and 1965 but not published before its inclusion in this collection.

“Fiddler Crab” is a good example of a primary theme that runs through Jacobsen's entire body of work. In this poem, Jacobsen explores the connectivity between all living things and God through her observation of a fiddler crab on the beach. This poem conveys religious principles through a narrative storyline. Her decision to deliver her beliefs in this fashion is intentional and, in fact, makes the poem timeless.

Regardless of when it was written or published, “Fiddler Crab” resonates with Jacobsen's religious exploration and...

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