Sajid Malik In: Poetry “The way a crow shook down on me.” Explain the phrase. “The way a crow shook down on me.” Explain the phrase. Dust of SnowRobert Frost 1 Answer Lucifer Morningstar When angels fall, they also rise 2 Questions 268 Answers 120 Best Answers 1,299 Points View Profile Lucifer Morningstar When angels fall, they also rise Added an answer on July 27, 2019 at 11:44 pm The way a crow shook down on me is the first line of the poem Dust of Snow written by Robert Frost. The poet says that he is on a way i.e. outside (might be wandering alone to enjoy the snow). Suddenly a crow, which is on the branch of a tree shakes making the snow fall on the poet. As these are the initial lines of the poem, they make the reader eager to know what happens next because crow is considered to be a bad-omen in the country of the poet. Read the detailed summary of the poem here. 1 Login to Reply Share Share Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Sorry, you do not have a permission to answer to this question.