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Analysis and comments on Dust of Snow by Robert Frost

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Comment 28 of 678, added on November 9th, 2005 at 4:12 PM.

Everyone is sayin stanza 2 is positive but if you read it carfully there is
nothing there to suggest that. The poem has been cleverly writter so it can
be taken either way.

GM from United Kingdom
Comment 27 of 678, added on November 7th, 2005 at 5:57 AM.

dont forget about the contrast in the possitive and the negative, 1st
stanza being negative and 2nd being possitive

Captain Lovemaker from United Kingdom
Comment 26 of 678, added on November 2nd, 2005 at 8:03 AM.

To be honest, i don't real;y like this poem of Frost's. It's plan and
boring, he has written so much more better work for example The road not
taken. It's more deeper than this poem.

Kyla Bryant from United Kingdom
Comment 25 of 678, added on October 30th, 2005 at 6:05 PM.

I had to analyze this poem for my English II Honor's class and I think this
poem can be so deep if you just stop to read read it through a few times.
Don't let things in life get you down, but when they, let simple pleasures
like nature's snow life your spirits.

Rachel from United States
Comment 24 of 678, added on September 18th, 2005 at 5:23 AM.

what a nice poem s

Chen Bo from China
Comment 23 of 678, added on September 17th, 2005 at 11:45 AM.

this is the very good poem written by sir robert frost as i concluded by it
that it is quite useful for that kind of person that got depressed by
taking some small things & it give a very high confidence & boosting power
for them.

ankit kumar jain from India
Comment 22 of 678, added on August 31st, 2005 at 10:01 AM.

Reading this poem has been very timely for me. The season of life I am
walking through right now is winter. It seems as though my life is barren
and unfruitful and the days are gloomy. Yet, there have been stimulating
and surprising moments along the journey. Some of the freshest, purest
encounters have been unexpected, from above, and even arranged by the most
ill-regarded people. Like crisp new snow, these encounters have awakened me
from the doldrums, caused me to look up, and triggered a smile. Even the
darkest days seem so much brighter when you're looking up and smiling.

miss penny from United States
Comment 21 of 678, added on August 30th, 2005 at 9:44 PM.

Robert Forst's poem Dust of Snow reminds me when I am having a terrible day
and when I think things can't get worse, I see someithing or experience
something that puts the importnat things into perspective.

Jennifer from United States
Comment 20 of 678, added on August 30th, 2005 at 12:35 PM.

I really liked both the flow and content of this poem. I can relate to the
meaning of this poem becuase I can remember having bad days when suddenly,
the smallest thing happens that enlightens my day and causes me to laugh.
Many times, it is the small things in life that enlightens our spirits and
cause us to think about what is really important.

Kelly H. from United States
Comment 19 of 678, added on August 30th, 2005 at 6:06 AM.

This is one of the darkest of all Frost poems, but presented in such a way
as to turn convention on it's head. It's printed in all his books as two
4-line stanzas, and that's how I'm going to refer to it here.

Consider the imagery of the first stanza: dust, snow, hemlock, crow - all
common death symbols. Now note that it's not merely the existence of these
things that prompt the confession of stanza two, but the *way* that they
have been brought to the poets attention.

So essentially, what Frost is saying that having looked at, or having been
shown, death in a certain light has actually cheered him up. This is Frost
at his most terrifying.

Mike from United Kingdom

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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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