Learning about Poetry. Dust of Snow by Robert Frost The way a crow Shook down on me The dust of snow From a hemlock t ree Has given my heart A change of mood And saved some part Of a day I had rued. crow - a black bird d irt - tiny pieces of dirt or other material
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Learning about Poetry Dust of Snow by Robert Frost 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. crow- a black bird dirt- tiny pieces of dirt or other material heart- a part of the body that pumps blood hemlock- a kind of tree that stays green all winter mood- the way a person feels rued- was sorry about Rhyme Summary: A poet feels much happier after a crow causes snow to fall on him. How many lines does this poem have? How many stanzas? In what season does the poem take place? How do you know? How did the poet feel before his walk? How did he feel at the end of the walk? This poem was written in the ________ person. Explain your reasoning. Why do you think the poet is happier after he is covered in snow? *************************************** This poem is mostly about a. the crow b. the hemlock c. the poet’s mood. The poet must have found what the crow did to be a. amusing b. frightening c. boring A “dust of snow” would probably be A lot of snow A flake of snow A light snow Line Stanza Line Break Poetry Comprehension Skills by Steck-Vaughn