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00720--Paraphrase of the poem Dust of Snow by Robert Frost





Paraphrase of the poem Dust of Snow by Robert Frost

In this very small lyric, Frost combines nature and self-experience.  He tells us that how the dust of snow has given his heart a change of mood.  That dust of snow came from a Hemlock   tree, and it came to the poet in a way the crow shook down upon him.  The dust of snow has saved some part of his past, and belonged to a day when the poet had to rue. 
Here Frost narrates how even totally insignificant objects of nature, like dust of snow helps him and us to forget the unhappy memory of the past. 
The poem has two stanzas of 4 lines each.  The basic metre is iambic dia metre and the rhyme is ab, ab, cd, cd.  The lyric beautifully narrates the poetic feeling of joy and despair.  There is a poetic blending of different moods even in such a very small poem.   

Dust of Snow

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part

Of a day I had rued.

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