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Caitlin adkins . Snowflake William Baer . Timing’s everything. The vapor rises high in the sky, tossing to and fro, then freezes, suddenly, and crystalizes into a perfect flake of miraculous snow. For countless miles, drifting east above the world, whirling about in a swirling free-

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Caitlin adkins

Caitlin adkins

Snowflake

William Baer


One stanza 14 lines

Timing’s everything. The vapor rises

high in the sky, tossing to and fro,

then freezes, suddenly, and crystalizes

into a perfect flake of miraculous snow.

For countless miles, drifting east above

the world, whirling about in a swirling free-

for-all, appearing aimless, just like love,

but sensing, seeking out, its destiny.

Falling to where the two young skaters stand,

hand in hand, then flips and dips and whips

itself about to ever-so-gently land,

a miracle, across her unkissed lips:

as he blocks the wind raging from the south,

leaning forward to kiss her lovely mouth.

One stanza, 14 lines.


Author s past

William Baer was born in 1948. He is the author of 16 books, five of which are poetry books. He now lives in Evansville, Indiana. He works as a proffesorat the University of Evansville.

Author’s Past

http://www.evansville.edu/majors/creativewriting/faculty.cfm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Baer_%28poet%29


What image comes to mind when you read the poem

What image comes to mind when you read the poem?


Personification

Timing’s everything. The vapor rises

high in the sky, tossing to and fro,

then freezes, suddenly, and crystalizes

into a perfect flake of miraculous snow.

For countless miles, drifting east above

the world, whirling about in a swirling free-

for-all, appearing aimless, just like love,

but sensing, seeking out, its destiny.

Falling to where the two young skaters stand,

hand in hand, then flips and dips and whips

itself about to ever-so-gently land,

a miracle, across her unkissed lips:

as he blocks the wind raging from the south,

leaning forward to kiss her lovely mouth.

The blue text is what I believe is the personification. Do you see any other examples of personification?

Personification


Meanings

  • I believe that the figurative meaning is that a snowflake is floating around and lands near a couple.

  • I believe that the literal meaning doesn’t exist. Baer, in my opinion, just wrote this poem because he was in love with a woman and kissed her while it was snowing.

meanings


The end i guess

life 

The end I guess.


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