1. Setting: The poem is set in the winter season. The poet is outside and there is plenty of snow in the vicinity. Tone: The tone of the poem Dust of Snow is light and cheerful. The poet is depressed in in the beginning but after the crow shakes itself and the snow falls on him, he find a change in theRead more

    • Setting: The poem is set in the winter season. The poet is outside and there is plenty of snow in the vicinity.
    • Tone: The tone of the poem Dust of Snow is light and cheerful. The poet is depressed in in the beginning but after the crow shakes itself and the snow falls on him, he find a change in the mood.
    • Mood: The mood of the poet in the poem is not good in the beginning However after crow shakes itself, the mood of the poet changes and he remains happy for the rest of the day.

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  2. The message of the poem Dust of Snow is that worst things often lead to the best memories. In the poem, the poet is not in a good mood. However when a crow (a bad omen), shakes down dust of snow (used in negative sense) from Hemlock tree (another sign of bad omen), the poet feels a change of mood anRead more

    The message of the poem Dust of Snow is that worst things often lead to the best memories. In the poem, the poet is not in a good mood. However when a crow (a bad omen), shakes down dust of snow (used in negative sense) from Hemlock tree (another sign of bad omen), the poet feels a change of mood and he remains happy for the rest of the day.

    The poem thus gives the message that we should always remain positive, optimistic and hopeful even in the worst condition because goodness is found in everything.

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  3. These lines are spoken by Kamala Das in her poem An Introduction. The poet says that she is a sinner as well as a saint i.e. she has committed mistakes and also has done a lot of good things. She has been loved as well betrayed. Hence, she possesses all the qualities of humans. Hence she should be tRead more

    These lines are spoken by Kamala Das in her poem An Introduction. The poet says that she is a sinner as well as a saint i.e. she has committed mistakes and also has done a lot of good things. She has been loved as well betrayed. Hence, she possesses all the qualities of humans. Hence she should be treated as a human rather than an object.

    The lines depict poet’s sharp criticism of patriarchal society in which a woman is not more than an object and is never allowed to live her life.

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  4. This phrase is the last line of the poem Punishment in the Kindergarten written by Kamala Das. Here, the poet remembers an incident when she was scolded by her teacher for remaining alone. The poet says that she hid herself behind a hedge and watched the sun which was standing lonely in the sky. HerRead more

    This phrase is the last line of the poem Punishment in the Kindergarten written by Kamala Das. Here, the poet remembers an incident when she was scolded by her teacher for remaining alone.

    The poet says that she hid herself behind a hedge and watched the sun which was standing lonely in the sky. Here, the poet feels that she is also like that sun because she was too alone and was pale like the sun because of the insult.

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  5. The poem The Rain is about the difference between rich and poor. The poet says that the rich take away everything and give to the poor what is left behind. Read summary of this poem.

    The poem The Rain is about the difference between rich and poor. The poet says that the rich take away everything and give to the poor what is left behind.

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  6. The rhyme scheme of the poem The Rain is ABCBDD. Read summary of this poem.

    The rhyme scheme of the poem The Rain is ABCBDD.

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  7. Following literary devices have been used in the poem The Rain by WH Davies: Metaphor: It is a figure of speech that is used to make a direct comparison between two things that aren't alike but do have something in common. e.g. "Rain" here symbolises money and worldly things, "Wondrous light refersRead more

    Following literary devices have been used in the poem The Rain by WH Davies:

    1. Metaphor: It is a figure of speech that is used to make a direct comparison between two things that aren’t alike but do have something in common. e.g. “Rain” here symbolises money and worldly things, “Wondrous light refers to the light of God i.e. divine light.
    2. Personification: It is the attribution of human characteristics to non-human things including animals and non-living things. e.g. “rich leaves” personify rich people, “poor leaves” personify poor people and “Sun” personifies God.
    3. Oxymoron: It is a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction. e.g. sweet noise (noise is never sweet).
    4. Enjambment: It is the continuing a line after the line breaks. In the poem both stanzas have lines which continue without full stop.
    5. Imagery: It is the visual description of something. In the poem, the poet uses auditory image like drinking water, sweet noise, visual image like green leaves, sun shines bright etc.

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  8. The poem The Rain is written by William Henry Davies who was a Welsh (lived in Wales) poet and writer. He was a tramp (or hobo) for a long time and used to wander from one place to other. Most of his work is a reflection of his life which was full of hardships. Read summary of this poem.

    The poem The Rain is written by William Henry Davies who was a Welsh (lived in Wales) poet and writer. He was a tramp (or hobo) for a long time and used to wander from one place to other. Most of his work is a reflection of his life which was full of hardships.

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  9. Rich leaves symbolise rich people who take away all the money as well as things. On the other hand, poor leaves symbolise poor people who get what the rich people give which is very little. Read summary of this poem.

    Rich leaves symbolise rich people who take away all the money as well as things. On the other hand, poor leaves symbolise poor people who get what the rich people give which is very little.

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  10. The poem The Rain is about the differences between the rich and the poor. In the poem the poet says that the rich leaves i.e. the rich people take away all the money and the worldly things and give to the poor which is left behind. Hence, there remains a big difference between the rich and the poor.Read more

    The poem The Rain is about the differences between the rich and the poor. In the poem the poet says that the rich leaves i.e. the rich people take away all the money and the worldly things and give to the poor which is left behind. Hence, there remains a big difference between the rich and the poor.

    However he hopes for a day when divine light of God will shine every person without any discrimination. The poet says that that will be a great day.  This particular day, which the poet hopes for, is perhaps when every person will die and appear before God.

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