JAC Board Class 10 English Solutions First Flight Chapter 1 Dust of Snow (Poem)

ENGLISH (FIRST FLIGHT) CHAPTER 1 DUST OF SNOW


DUST OF SNOW 

BY ROBERT FROST


1. What is a 'dust of snow' ? What does the poet say that has changed his mood ? How has the poet's mood changed?

Ans : The "dust of snow" means the fine particles of snow. The sudden shower of the dust of snow from the hemlock tree changed the poet's mood. The poet's mood changed from sad to happy.


2. How does Frost present nature in this poem? The following questions may help you to think of an answer.

  1. What are the birds that are usually named in poems? Do you think a crow is often mentioned in poems? What images come to your mind when you think of a crow?
  2. Again, what is “a hemlock tree”? Why doesn’t the poet write about a more ‘beautiful’ tree such as a maple, or an oak, or a pine?
  3. What do the ‘crow’ and ‘hemlock’ represent — joy or sorrow? What does the dust of snow that the crow shakes off a hemlock tree stand for ?
Ans : In the poem, Frost presents nature in a very unconventional manner.
  1. The birds that are usually named in poems are cuckoo, nightingale, sparrow, pigeon etc. No, I don't think a crow is often mentioned in poems. Generally, a crow is a black bird with a harsh voice and is considered a bad omen. Therefore, the word ‘crow’ in the poem brings foreboding and depressing pictures to our mind.
  2. A poisonous plant with small white flowers is 'a hemlock tree: The poet does not write about a more beautiful' tree such as a maple, or an oak, or a pine because he is touched by hemlock. He believes that a little thing always has a larger significance.
  3. The crow and the hemlock tree represent sorrow. The dust of snow that is shaken off the hemlock tree by the crow stands for joy that Frost experiences. He has, therefore, used an unconventional tree and bird in order to contrast them with joy in the form of snow.


3. Have there been times when you felt depressed or hopeless? Have you experienced a similar moment that changed your mood that day?

Ans : Yes, everyone feels depressed or hopeless at some time. Being a human being, I am no exception. Dull and smogy days do depress me. I feel sad and hopeless. The sudden appearance of the sun brightens my spirits and my mood suddenly becomes cheerful.

WORDMEANING
1. DUST धूल
2. SNOWबर्फ
3. DUST OF SNOWबर्फ की धूल
4. PARTICLESकण
5. SUDDEN अचानक
6. SHOWER फव्वारा
7. WAYरास्ता
8. SHOOKहिलाया
9. BRIGHTENरोशन
10. SPIRIT आत्मा
11. CHEERFUL हंसमुख
12. SIMILARसमान
13. HEARTदिल
14. RUEDपछताना
15. MEANमतलब
16. NATUREप्रकृति
17. THINKसोचना
18. OFTENअक्सर
19. BEAUTIFULसुंदर
20. MAPLEमेपल
21. JOY आनंद
22. SORROWदु: ख
23. UNCONVENTIONALअपरंपरागत
24. CUCKOOकोयल
25. NIGHTINGALE बुलबुल
26. SPARROWगौरैया
27. PIGEONकबूतर
28. HARSH कठोर
29. CONSIDERविचार करना
30. OMEN शगुन
31. FOREBODपूर्वाभास
32. DEPRESSEDअवसादग्रस्त
33. PICTUREचित्र
34. POISONOUS जहरीला
35. SIGNIFICANCEमहत्व
36. CONTRASTअंतर
37. EXCEPTION अपवाद
38. HOPELESSनिराशाजनक
39. SMOGYधुँधला
40. APPEARANCEउपस्थिति


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