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Analysis and comments on Dust of Snow by Robert Frost

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Comment 39 of 679, added on January 27th, 2006 at 5:29 PM.

To David from the Phillipines and Mike from the United Kingdom:
Thanks for your comments! I hadn't lingered on the wording in that first
stanza long enough to pick up any symbolic intent. Maybe a "dust of snow"
sent by the crow in the hemlock tree could represent a brush with death
that helped the speaker appreciate life a little more. The beauty of
poetry is that we can take from it what we need at the moment, and/or
interpret it according to our own life experiences.

KMBHB from United States
Comment 38 of 679, added on January 27th, 2006 at 4:57 PM.

To Kyle:
Shame on you for denigrating Sam's interpretation of this poem. Next time
you want to try to feel superior at someone else's expense, check your
spelling! (You dare to call Sam ignorant?) Next, you have the arrogance
to speak for all by implying that we couldn't relate to the character in
the poem because we never reach optimism (your interpretation of what the
poem is about). I'm sure many readers will agree with me that they
themselves have been filled with optimism, or perhaps rescued (my
interpretation based on the word "saved")from their pessimism, which
appears to be your negative inclination.

KMBHB from United States
Comment 37 of 679, added on January 26th, 2006 at 3:17 AM.

this poem is difficult to understand however treying to understand how
Robert Frost feels when writting these is slightly easier

Tonie Arckless from United Kingdom
Comment 36 of 679, added on January 8th, 2006 at 8:36 AM.

i think kyle from the us needs to chill out. you dont understand that none
of frosts poems are written with one specififc meaning or connotation in
mind, and, Frost surely intended the readers to seek their own personal
interpretations of his works. Maybe Sams plain grapgological interpretation
of the poem didnt fit what you had in mind, but it doest mean you have to
be a stuck up twat about it.

harry from United Kingdom
Comment 35 of 679, added on January 3rd, 2006 at 11:06 PM.

I'm not a poet nor an english student but I have a great respect for
poetry. After reading this poem I have come to a different understanding of
it's meaning but please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. The poem
seems to deal with the positives found in negatives. Much like the wisdom
gained from disciplin, I love it's possitive out look and am greatful to
find others who agree. Thank you

casey from Canada
Comment 34 of 679, added on December 7th, 2005 at 8:26 PM.

Sam -
that was by far the worst assesment i have ever read. i am aware that you
were only trying to help but it would have been more help if you would have
just shut your ignorant mouth. First of all tere is know way of assuming
that the 4 lines represent the seasons for there is no corralation. Also,
you stated that we can identify with this character which is ironic because
this poem really represents optimism, which is by far what people never
reach in their lives. This may be your favorite poem, however, you dont
understand it at all.

kyle from United States
Comment 33 of 679, added on December 6th, 2005 at 8:53 AM.

i love robert frost he has helped me through depression. i love girls. i
love reading poems in spare time. all my love girls xxxxx i love ema.

lucy f from Brunei Darussalam, Negara
Comment 32 of 679, added on November 22nd, 2005 at 7:33 AM.

some of the comments made are particularly helpful for my a level
assesment on robert frost. i have a number of comments i wish to share on
the poem to help people like me who are studing it.the abab rhyme scheme
sounds very like the pattering of the crows feet on the tree. the 4 lines
rep the 4 seasons. thge 4-4-4-5 syllables reps the change of mood. the
black crow reps misfortune and the white snow reps good. i think this poem
is quite catchy as even me as a v literal person am getting into it and
know it almost off by heart. my fav frost poem so far is the most of it
because the man is someone we can all identify with at some stage in our

sam from United Kingdom
Comment 31 of 679, added on November 21st, 2005 at 11:27 AM.

i luv rob frost. this poem has helped me through my suicidal days

gordon from Antigua and Barbuda
Comment 30 of 679, added on November 21st, 2005 at 11:25 AM.

this poem helped me through rough times in my life. I feel like a better
person from it. I love Robert Frost.

gordon from Antigua and Barbuda

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

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