A crow sits on a tree and rattles off a limb, causing the snow dust on the tree to fall on potet. This minor occurrence causes the poet's attitude to shift abruptly. The poet had a sneaking suspicion that the entire day would be squandered.
This short poem is about a man who has been given an impossible task - to clean up the whole world in one day. The poem begins with the man wondering what kind of god would give him such a task. Then, as he starts to clean up, his mood changes from despair to hope.
Modern poets often use this poem as a template for creating scenes. For example, they may start with a character at their desk, thinking about how an ordinary person could clear away the clutter from around them in just one day. Then, as they begin to remove the detritus, their mood changes from despair to hope.
Poets have also used this poem as inspiration for other poems. For example, "The Snow Man" by Jack Kerouac is about a homeless man who makes a snow angel with his body.
Finally, some modern artists have used this poem as inspiration for paintings or sculptures. For example, John Keats based his painting "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" on this poem. It shows a woman wearing red clothes standing next to a tomb with a skeleton inside it.
On a snowy morning, the poet was on his way someplace. He was irritated. But when snow from hemlock trees dropped on the poet, he received it in a different way. He was dejected and sad, but when the crow shook the hemlock tree and snow fell on him, he felt unburdened and comforted. The same thing happened again later that day, and every time the poet saw snow, even if it was only falling as rain, he felt relieved and happy.
In "The Snow" by William Cullen Bryant, we can see how the poet felt when the snowflakes fell. When he was going some place, he was annoyed that it was snowing. But when snow from hemlock trees dropped on him, he received it in a different way.
Bryant uses this poem to describe the difference between joy for others' good fortune and joy for yourself. When other people get what they want, they are glad; but the poet is glad too. That is because he knows that everyone has trouble enough without having to deal with snow, which is cold and annoying.
The poet was in a melancholy mood when he wrote "Dust of Snow." When a crow shook the "dust of snow" on him, his gloomy mood turned to one of optimism. The speaker has also been blessed with a pure heart by God. That is why when a prostitute named Dusty Miller tries to take advantage of it by kissing him, he recoils from her touch.
His reaction tells us that the poet now has pure eyes too. Because we are told later that "a loving look from his bright eye" saves Dusty from being hanged for murder, we can assume that the poet has been given a vision discerning spirit. This makes him a suitable messenger of God on earth at this time.
He has been given a heart capable of understanding love and compassion. So when he meets Dusty again after an absence, he feels sorry for her because she has no one to care for her. He decides to go to Baltimore city where she lives and work as an actress. There he finds other lonely people like herself who need help from someone with a kind heart. So he starts teaching them music and poetry. One girl named Nancy who lives next door to Dusty wants to be his wife. But the poet refuses because he is already married to his art.
However, God has other plans for him.
The crow shook the hemlock tree, causing snow to fall on the poet. This snow symbolizes joy, and it made the poet realize that he was squandering his day instead of enjoying it. As a result, his mood shifted from sad to cheerful.
This poem is about how nature can be very inspiring. The crow inspired the poet to enjoy his life instead of wasting it by being sad. Through this action, it made him feel joyful even though it was late winter.
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Robert Frost's attitude was altered by the "dust of snow." He was sitting under a hemlock tree, dejected and despondent, when a crow came up and perched on the hemlock tree, shaking a "dust of snow" on him. This insignificant deed altered the poet's attitude. It reminded him that life is full of sadness and suffering, but there is also joy in love and friendship.
Frost's wife had died just a few months before this incident. The dust of snow was probably all that was left of her after the spring thaw. This little act of kindness inspired Frost to write two poems entitled "The Dust of Snow" and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening."
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