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Analysis and comments on Dust of Snow by Robert Frost

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Comment 15 of 675, added on August 25th, 2005 at 9:24 AM.

I am more of a literal person so I did not get a feeling from this poem.
However, it did allow me to vizualize this crow knocking snow down on a
person. It made me begin to think about snow and the winter season. I
liked the way it flowed, which made it easy to see the picture.

Tracy from United States
Comment 14 of 675, added on August 24th, 2005 at 9:41 PM.

This poem makes me think of times when you are having a bad day or you are
in a bad mood. Something small can happen that will change the course of
the day or your mood. Its moments like in the poem that put life back into
perspective. We need to learn to enjoy and take in the world around us.

Karrah from United States
Comment 13 of 675, added on August 24th, 2005 at 7:09 PM.

I enjoy hearing the sounds of the words in this poem. This poem has a nice
relaxing flow to it. Even, though I enjoyed the sound of this poem I do
not have a strong emotional response to it. When I read this poem it was
not clear what his meaning was. As a very literal person I need more
information...I did not make the connection that snow falling on this
person would make him feel better about his day.

Marissa from United States
Comment 12 of 675, added on August 24th, 2005 at 6:18 PM.

This poem reminds me of finding the silver lining in the clouds. At the
same time as I read this poem I feel sorrow for this man that is made a
little bit happier by something so simple as snow. I can feel the sorrow
from his day. I feel as though he cannot take anymore and will try to find
happiness in the smallest things. I am reminded of myself on a bad day when
I find happiness in something simple.

Chelsea Warne from United States
Comment 11 of 675, added on August 24th, 2005 at 6:18 PM.

This poem reminds me of my personal shortcomings...being overwhelmed by
life's menial tasks. This poem serves as a reminder to keep things
positive and in perspective. Reality = things always get done, so take
time to enjoy the little things that make life so grand.

Sarah from United States
Comment 10 of 675, added on August 16th, 2005 at 9:49 PM.

i think the dust of snow is a gr8 poem

jc from United States
Comment 9 of 675, added on August 6th, 2005 at 5:52 AM.

The crow and hemlock are two objects that have bleak characteristics. The
crow has been associated with death for ages, furthermore, crows are black,
a color that we connect to the darker things in life. The hemlock tree is
actually poisonous though not all species are dangerous. So in my humble
opinion, the poem illustrates how quickly someone can have a "change of
mood" when death looms overhead. It shows us how, death, can actually send
a clump of gleaming white hope that will shake us out of our rut.

That's how I see it.

David from Philippines
Comment 8 of 675, added on June 22nd, 2005 at 11:54 PM.

I L-O-V-E it...........amazing , awesome.........the little things in life
that gives me happiness.........

Comment 7 of 675, added on May 18th, 2005 at 2:34 AM.

Dust of snow by Robert Frost only has one sentence divided into two
stanzas. The rhyme scheme used in this poem is: a b a b / c d c d. Eye
rhyme is used, e.g: “crow” and “snow”. I think this poem inspiring because
we have neglected the familiar things beside us too long, and what’s worse,
none is willing to remind us and we also want to recognize or accept the
fact. One of us need “crow” that has awakened Robert Frost from his

victorliv from China
Comment 6 of 675, added on May 2nd, 2005 at 10:29 PM.

I have been read Robert Frost Poems since.. i don't know when. i have
always LOVED his way of writing. The poems that are ten pages long, don't
ever ever rhyme or make sence bug the shit out of me. I get his poems, i
love his form, his rythm, his style. HES AWESOME! i especially love the all
famous "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood... and itook the one less
traveled by" Oh man is that one awesome!:)..

JoJo from United States

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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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