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Dust of Snow by Robert Frost


"Dust of Snow" is a poem written by Robert Frost. This poem is quite interesting for several reasons. Why did the snow make Frost happy? Why the crow? Why a hemlock tree (known for being poisoness). Many questions! He could be happy because now he knows how to solve his problem (using hemlock). Or, it could be that even though there are bad things in the world there are still things beautiful (like snow).

This poem is written as two short stanzas with four lines in each. The rhyme scheme is ABAB.


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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Literary Movement
19th Century

Happiness, Winter, Nature