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Analysis and comments on Snow by David Berman

Comment 7 of 7, added on June 9th, 2013 at 8:17 AM.
English

Can anyone give me a theme about this poem? Thank you.

Sophia Lowe from Canada
Comment 6 of 7, added on February 22nd, 2012 at 7:55 PM.

the poem "snow" is about the little brother loosing his innocents because
the bigger brother had told him that a farmer had killed the snow angels.
the poem is actually very sad if you understand it correctly.

hope from United States
Comment 5 of 7, added on January 28th, 2011 at 4:00 PM.
Conflict

I believe the poem is about conflict. Perhaps it is as specific as Israel
and Palestine, but that I cannot tell.

Seth is the brother of Cain and Abel and the biblical father of all
mankind. If the little brother is Seth, then the narrator is Cain or Abel.

The narrator refers to war references in the following: "a 'troop' of
angels", "shot and dissolved...", and the most obvious "a room with the
walls blasted to shreds and falling."

Since Seth is the father of all people, then the people fighting must be
his children, making the questions he asks come from a very different
perspective with that in mind. Ultimately, why are his children fighting
over property? That is, why do people fight at all?

I find it interesting that the older brother appears to have a good, if
mostly silent relationship with his neighbor (i.e. another country).
Perhaps the narrator is suggesting that is the way countries should
behave.


Cary Walker from United States
Comment 4 of 7, added on May 8th, 2008 at 7:59 PM.

I love his poem "snow"
and his band 2

empoy from United States
Comment 3 of 7, added on April 14th, 2008 at 12:42 AM.

This poem is not "kinda weird"
different maybe, but "weird" is more of a negative connotation
this poem evokes though and emotion
it is amazing like all of his poetry and music

Kayla from United States
Comment 2 of 7, added on April 24th, 2006 at 6:37 PM.

it cinda wierd. but ok i geus.

Katherin from Canada
Comment 1 of 7, added on December 31st, 2005 at 1:23 AM.

his band is good too.

cs from United States

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Poet: David Berman
Poem: Snow
Volume: Actual Air
Year: 1999
Added: Feb 20 2003
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