Pre Ap English 9 th Grade Emily Calloway. Snow Flake By: 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
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,
miracle, across her unkissed lips:
as he blocks the wind raging from the south,
leaning forward to kiss her lovely mouth.Snow Flake
This would be a lyric and ballad poem because at the beginning of this poem it sounds like a song. It changes at the end into a ballad poem because it starts to tell a story.
Is a poem that sounds like a song it has a lot of rhyme in them
This poem tells a story
William Baer was born in 1948 Geneva, New York. He now lives in Indiana, where he lives with his wife and children.
Figurative meaning is when the poem doesn’t come right out and say what the poem is about you have to use your background knowledge
Literal meaning is what the word in the poem are talking about.
In the poem it is talking about a snowflake and the process it goes through, but the poem is really talking about love and how a relationship is like a snowflake it takes time to build up. They are the same because a snowflake eventually melts and its hard to keep a snowflake forever just like it is a relationship you have to work really hard to keep the relationship just like you would a snowflake. Just like snowflakes are all different just like love is for people.