If a reader judged D. H. Lawrence's "Snake" based solely on its form, the poem could easily be disregarded. However, Lawrence's intense effort to capture a moment of enlightenment and the reader's emotional involvement in the poem overcome Lawrence's supposed inattention to form and show that there is much to be appreciated in "Snake."
Dalton, Robert O.
"“Snake”: A Moment of Consciousness,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 4
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol4/iss3/6