Snow

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Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Weather and Climate
Grade:
7,8,9,10,11,12

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Snow

The poem snow written by David Berman.Portray the continuity of life inspite of pain and trauma through the use of symbols like snow,angels,water and outdoor.

The mood is boring,dismal winter day.The author try and make sense of his response to his little brother,after the discovery of snow angels in the snow.Author‘s brother is naive person

Snow

SnowBy David Berman

Mood

Walking through a field with my little brother Seth I pointed to a place where kids had made angels in the snow. For some reason, I told him that a troop of angels had been shot and dissolved when they hit the ground. He asked who had shot them and I said a farmer.   Then we were on the roof of the lake. The ice looked like a photograph of water. Why he asked. Why did he shoot them. I didn't know where I was going with this. They were on his property, I said.   When it's snowing, the outdoors seem like a room. Today I traded hellos with my neighbour. Our voices hung close in the new acoustics. A room with the walls blasted to shreds and falling. We returned to our shovelling, working side by side in silence.   But why were they on his property, he asked.

Mason Huang

Thesis statement

Background David Berman is a poet teacher and musician,published this poem in 1999 in the book Actual Air,snow has become the most popular poem from this collection and is regularly featured in school curriculum,holding a fascination for students.

Snow could be a prose poem,the long lines looking more like passages from a story.Altogether there are 16 lines with no end rhymes so making this a free verse poem with many stanzas, differing in length between a single line and three lines.

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Theme

When it’s snowing, the outdoors seem like a room. Today I traded hellos with my neighbour. Our voices hung close in the new acoustics. A room with the walls blasted to shreds and falling. We returned to our shovelling, working side by side in silence.       From line11-16  This part of the poem is the most telling. Today he saw his neighbours but since the tragedy happened, the neighbours seem closer than usual .Room – A safe place. A place of talking and joy.

Do not tell a lie to young brother.The older brother,the speak,has either been affected by his own imagined shooting of the angels.Something innocent has died in their lives.There is nothing of the beauty of snow,all is lacking positive.

David Berman was an American musician, singer, poet and cartoonist.Berman was born January 4, 1967, in Williamsburg, Virginia. On August 7, 2019, Berman was found dead in an apartment in Brooklyn, New York. His death was ruled a suicide.

Author

Snow has become the most popular poem from this collection and is regularly featured in school curriculum, holding a fascination for students.What is striking about this poem is the contrast between reality and fiction.the everyday against the universal. The older brother's off-hand, almost sinister explanation for the existence of the snow angels is one that profoundly effects the younger brother.

Reader’s Response

"Analysis Of Poem "Snow" By David Berman". Owlcation, 2019, https://owlcation.com/humanities/Analysis-of-Poem-Snow-by-David-Berman.

MLA


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