The poem "Snow-flakes" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was very sad, and had a depressing thought in this poem. In this poem he describes life as hopeless, that there is nothing worth looking forward too. The poem describes how the snow fell on every forest and field. Whenever he talks about the snow and the way it falls, and how it falls over the woodlands brown and bare, it is sad and not happy. He explains in the poem how hopeless life is and the snow represents how be feels.