The Dust of Snow Poem Summary Class 10 English CH 1

 The Dust of Snow Poem Summary Class 10 English Chapter 1

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CBSE Class 10th English Ch 1 Summary Central Idea of the Poem

The Dust of Snow Poem Summary Class 10 English

 ‘Dust of Snow’, by Robert Frost is a small and simple poem with a deep meaning”. It expresses the significance of 
small things in changing one’s attitude. The poem reiterates that the little things in life can make huge changes in our 
future. It also shows that if we take the hard times of life in stride eventually something will happen to change our 
situation into happier times.


Stanza 1

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree


dust of snow – particles of snow
hemlock tree – a poisonous plant (tree) with small white flowers.
Exp – The poet, Robert Frost, recounts a small incident that changes his mood. It seems very ‘ simple but it has 
great significance.
The poet was once very depressed and hopeless. He was in a state of sorrow and was lost 
in his thoughts. 
He was standing under the hemlock tree. Suddenly a crow, that was sitting on the tree, shook 
the tree and the fine particles of snow from the tree fell on the poet.

Stanza 2

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued


mood – a state of mind
rued – held in regret
Exp – When the soft and cold snow fell on the poet it changed his mood from sad to happy. He started feeling soothed 
and refreshed. This simple incident helped him enjoy the remaining part of the day.
 He, thus, became happy as it saved his 
rest of the day from being wasted and held in regret.
Poetic Devices Used in the Poem
• Rhyme scheme – abab
• Symbolism – Hemlock tree, Crow 

Conclusion of Dust of Snow
The poem teaches us a lesson that every small act in life can illuminate our soul and motivate us to do

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