"Snow-flakes" BY: Henry wadsworth longfellow


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.


The first stanza saying the "cloud-folds of her garments shaken" gives a image that the clothes that are being worm are being moved around. The garments being shaken is a negative word. The wind is moving rapidity. "Over the woodlands brown and bare," tells us as the readers that there is some color but it is very impiety and not happy. The "harvest-fields forsaken" symbolizing that it is abandoned or deserted.

In the second stanza describes the clouds as cloudy and had a defined shape. When it says "troubled heart" puts an image in my head that his heart is sad and he is not happy about his life. The troubled heart is a negative word being because it is troubled, sad, not happy. The sky reveals grief.

In the third stanza begins in silence. The air is slowly blowing, and you hear nothing, by saying this it creates an image in your head. The "secret of despair" is a way of describing how hopeless they are. Whenever he says "cloudy bosom hoarded", the clouds are closely put together. The air is very dark, nasty, sad looking. The air reveals sadness.

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