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Analysis and comments on Dust of Snow by Robert Frost

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Comment 60 of 670, added on July 9th, 2007 at 11:07 PM.

This poem shows how you should consider about optimism. I'm mostly
pessimistic, so after reading this poem it made me think about how I should
change my ideas. I think this poem is one of the best poems I've ever
read^-^*

Jean from Korea, South
Comment 59 of 670, added on May 28th, 2007 at 10:49 AM.

I view this poem as a clearer view of my "bad luck" childood. The crow
being the parents I inherited and the dust of snow as a gentle relief and
hope for the future. It certainly has given me a change of mood and a
positive outlook for the future. This poem just "popped" into my mind a
few weeks ago when I was really struggling with something in my personal
life.
Oh, what the unconscious can do!

It is one of my very favorite poems.

Anne Johnson from United States
Comment 58 of 670, added on May 25th, 2007 at 6:19 AM.

What can be the best example of optimism than the poem - Dust of Snow !
Great poet Robert Frost has given this great message through a short poem.

Ashok Limaye from India
Comment 57 of 670, added on May 18th, 2007 at 1:51 AM.

Sincerely, this poem is one of the best poems I have ever heard of or read.
There are so many interpretations to this poem that I could talk about it
for ages, but instead of that, I’m going to explain the way I see it.

The way a crow – The crow represents the death and is a symbol of bad luck.
Since crows are dark, they represent the comparison of good (snow, white)
against evil (crow, black). Not only is this understandable but something
interesting is that “Black-Krow on Snow” is currently my “MSN” nickname and
it has been so for a long time. In some way, Robert Frost and I share the
same thoughts. It might be a reason for which I have become a fan of most
of his work. He has probably gone through “dark, sad, black” parts of life,
just like me, and then…

Shook down on me
the dust of snow – The narrator receives “dust of snow” on him. The act of
receiving represents a trigger. The dust of snow is another comparison of
“good” against “evil” or “clean” against “dirty”

From a hemlock tree – This is the part that has exploded in my mind when I
looked up in an Internet dictionary and learned that hemlock is a dangerous
and venomous tree specie. Add this to the crow and you notice an extremely
powerful coincidence and aura of death and bad luck. This creates an
enormous sensation in me, just like anxiety. It pretty much describes the
worst thing you would encounter.


Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued – This represents the reaction created by the trigger.
It triggers a good feeling in the narrator because the all of this makes
him realize that his “rued” day was nothing bad compared to this. In fact,
it was so extreme compared to his bad day that finally, he notices that he
has passed a great day and It changes his mood. This means that when Robert
Frost went face to face with death, he changed his mind about his life and
became more optimistic and confident about it.


Gee from Canada
Comment 56 of 670, added on May 9th, 2007 at 12:49 PM.

i love this poem

and its really

easy to memorize

Renee from United States
Comment 55 of 670, added on April 20th, 2007 at 6:32 AM.

there is sooo much to this poem, the structure and meanings, you can read
on forever but never finish interpreting it. i love the way it's been put
together, the abab rhyming format and (as sam said) the 4-4-4-5 syllable
showing change in mood. i think Frost is telling us that the tiniest things
can make all the difference, this attitude helped Frost out of his own
depression after experiencing death in his family. Robert Frost Rules!

Lerly from New Zealand
Comment 54 of 670, added on March 27th, 2007 at 3:53 PM.

Thanks for all of the interperations of the poems. I used them for my essay
and i got 100%. Thanks!

I.D.N. from United States
Comment 53 of 670, added on March 23rd, 2007 at 5:00 AM.

i really love this peom but i dont know what is the real meaning but i
agree with sam also the interpretation of kyle but i dont want her
attitude everyone of us we have different understanding to this peom

john from Philippines
Comment 52 of 670, added on March 11th, 2007 at 10:40 AM.

I am currently studying this poem in college and i am finding it difficult
to apprehend your interpretation of this poem. I must say i agree with
Kyle, as how exactly have you perceived the rhyming scheme as four seasons?
Because the poem clearly talks about one season, that beng winter. I also
like to point that ABAB as the crows footsteps may possibly be reaching a
little too far into the meaning.

Pardus from United Kingdom
Comment 51 of 670, added on January 28th, 2007 at 3:36 PM.

the poem apprears to be light-hearted but after analyzing it, it is obvious
that the poem has a deeper meaning. the poem shows that if something
should happen to you, you should be happy that something worse did not
happen. The crow sybolizes death while the snow symbolizes good fortune or
luck. The hemlock tree could symbolize someone or something looking out
for the speaker like a friend or God. The last four lines ofthe poem show
how grateful the speaker is to still be alive and to have someone looking
out for him. The poem shows nature in a different light.

holly from Armenia

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Information about Dust of Snow

Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 19. Dust of Snow
Volume: New Hampshire
Year: 1923
Added: Feb 1 2004
Viewed: 1907 times
Poem of the Day: Jan 22 2004


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