The set of verbs applicable to living organisms can also apply to other inanimate subjects like rain forests (e.g.
looked) but I'd like to identify those verbs which are strictly applicable to living organisms.
Perhaps this is a better representation:
While it's possible for a forest to speak figuratively, I only want to focus on the literal use of these verbs. I want to identify the organism verbs, including human verbs. Oh, and deceased subjects that were once living should also be considered as organisms.