Snow flakes.

I counted till they danced so
Their slippers leaped the town,
And then I took a pencil
To note the rebels down.
And then they grew so jolly
I did resign the prig,
And ten of my once stately toes
Are marshalled for a jig!

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Snow flakes.


  1. destiny harwood says:

    I liked the poem! i also had to pick one for class and this one cought my eye for so reason and i really enjoyed it!!

  2. bobby says:

    emily dickinson deserverd to be alone..

  3. Allison says:

    So um Rylie i think its funny that you like to sit and read poetry naked. Um i have to wonder does it turn you on? to me i really actually think the poem is not about winter either however it is joyful and i think that you should really stop telling people you read poetry naked.. it might give someone the wrong idea… you can still do it just dont write about it lol

  4. Chelsea Bell says:

    I love this poem. I have to recite one poem of my pick by Emily Dickinson and i chose this one because it caught my eye. When i read it i was like who there is a lot of feeling in this one small poem. I hope the students in my class like it as much as i do.

  5. marsha williams says:

    are you people sleeping???!!!
    there is nothing “cute” about this poem!
    and… it is definrtly not about winter, snow or snowflakes…

  6. Rylie Cook says:

    This poem is so pretty. Sometimes i like to sit alone, naked, and just read it over and over again. It makes me cry. Its beautiful, oh so beautiful. Im naked right now……reading it over an over again…and crying…crying..alone in this big world…crying…naked….alone

    Rylie Cook
    Royal Saint Georges College

  7. Jade says:

    I love snowflakes&this poem is just so pretty!! I am using it in my school project!

  8. kristen says:

    i like snow flakes. its a very cute poem and im including it in my report for school!

  9. Jessica says:

    I like this poem very much because I love snow and I also love winter.

  10. kelly clarkson says:

    this poem is the cutiest poem ever and i wish i could right poem like these …………………………………………………………good job girl i loved the poem……………………………

  11. sami says:

    that poem has spacial meaning that nobody would understand. you have to understand her, like u were in her place with her. that poem has a lot of divese and special meaning.

  12. Kelly says:

    emily is using sophisticated language to grasp the inner depth of winter. there are hidden meanings if you look closley.

  13. lauren says:

    you should accually put the poem on the site

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