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  1. Personification- When a thing or abstract idea is depicted as a person, it is called personification. They said: 'We are the oak trees and your own true family. Repetition- The simple repetition of a word inside a short space of words is known as repetition. This was my dream beneath the boughs, theRead more

    1. Personification- When a thing or abstract idea is depicted as a person, it is called personification. They said: ‘We are the oak trees and your own true family.
    2. Repetition- The simple repetition of a word inside a short space of words is known as repetition. This was my dream beneath the boughs, the dream that altered me.  My walk was the walk of a human child.
    3. Metaphor- A metaphor is a figure of speech that, for rhetorical effect, directly refers to one thing by mentioning another. I met an old woman there – all knobbly stick and rag. 

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  1. There are five stanzas in the poem "My Own True Family." There are three lines in each of the five stanzas. Stanzas one, two, four and five use the 'aaa' rhyme scheme, whilst stanza three uses the 'abb' rhyme scheme.   My Own True Family Summary

    There are five stanzas in the poem “My Own True Family.” There are three lines in each of the five stanzas. Stanzas one, two, four and five use the ‘aaa’ rhyme scheme, whilst stanza three uses the ‘abb’ rhyme scheme.

     

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  1. The poem depicts a small child's unforgettable experience in an oakwood and suggests that humans and trees should cohabit as a single family. It emphasizes the need of protecting our natural environment for the sake of human happiness and wellbeing.   My Own True Family Summary

    The poem depicts a small child’s unforgettable experience in an oakwood and suggests that humans and trees should cohabit as a single family. It emphasizes the need of protecting our natural environment for the sake of human happiness and wellbeing.

     

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  1. The word "globe" refers to earth which is shrunk due to extreme weather. But we know that earth does not shrink or change its size. Hence symbolically it means that winter makes all the living thing on earth to shrink. In other words, all living beings become metal-like. The blood does not flow propRead more

    The word “globe” refers to earth which is shrunk due to extreme weather. But we know that earth does not shrink or change its size. Hence symbolically it means that winter makes all the living thing on earth to shrink. In other words, all living beings become metal-like. The blood does not flow properly into their hearts. They swift movements stop. They are unable to see even during the day as extreme cold dims their eyesight. Thus globe symbolises the living beings on earth.

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  1. In the poem, the poet says that "snowdrop" flower also "pursues her ends". In addition, the poet uses the word "she" for snowdrop, attributing the qualities of human beings into it. The word "ends" usually means "goal" while "end" means "extreme". So, the line can either mean that the snowdrop snowsRead more

    In the poem, the poet says that “snowdrop” flower also “pursues her ends”. In addition, the poet uses the word “she” for snowdrop, attributing the qualities of human beings into it. The word “ends” usually means “goal” while “end” means “extreme”.

    So, the line can either mean that the snowdrop snows grows to its full in the extreme of winter or it means that snowdrop flower pursues its goal of depicting “doom and death”. This is why the poet compares it to the stars of winter which do not guide a person but kill him.

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  1. The weasel and crow appear to have been moulded in brass due to extreme cold. They move in unconscious way as they are not in their minds. In other words, they are like metal as they have been frozen in the cold. Snowdrop Poem Explanation - Summary & Analysis Watch Video on Snowdrop Poem SummaryRead more

    The weasel and crow appear to have been moulded in brass due to extreme cold. They move in unconscious way as they are not in their minds. In other words, they are like metal as they have been frozen in the cold.

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  1. Ted Hughes has composed the poem Snowdrop. Snowdrop Poem Explanation – Summary & Analysis Watch Video on Snowdrop Poem Summary Listen to Snowdrop Poem Summary & Analysis

  1. Snowdrop's head is described heavy as a metal because there is snow on it which makes it heavy and due to extreme cold it has become hard like metal. Snowdrop Poem Explanation – Summary & Analysis Watch Video on Snowdrop Poem Summary Listen to Snowdrop Poem Summary & Analysis

    Snowdrop’s head is described heavy as a metal because there is snow on it which makes it heavy and due to extreme cold it has become hard like metal.

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  1. Following similes are used in the poem Snowdrop: Brutal as the stars of this month: Snowdrop is compared to the stars of winter. Hence it is an example of simile. Her pale head heavy as metal: The pale heavy head of snowdrop is compared to metal. hence it is an example of simile. Snowdrop Poem ExplaRead more

    Following similes are used in the poem Snowdrop:

    1. Brutal as the stars of this month: Snowdrop is compared to the stars of winter. Hence it is an example of simile.
    2. Her pale head heavy as metal: The pale heavy head of snowdrop is compared to metal. hence it is an example of simile.

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  1. In the poem the poet throws light on the other side of nature i.e. its cruel and harsh behaviour. When the winter appears, everything seems to be lifeless and warmth less. There are no colours, no swift movements. The mouse which is known for its quick movements is dulled and looks dead. Crow and weRead more

    In the poem the poet throws light on the other side of nature i.e. its cruel and harsh behaviour. When the winter appears, everything seems to be lifeless and warmth less. There are no colours, no swift movements. The mouse which is known for its quick movements is dulled and looks dead. Crow and weasel also appear like brass. They loose their senses.

    Usually a flower is a sign of beauty, hope and life. However the colourless and pale flower of snowdrop depicts doom and death. It is the sign of harsh nature which makes the animals to die. Hence, the poet explains that the season of life and hope does not remain for ever. it is followed by winter season which symbolises death.

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