Class 10 English Chapter 2 Dust of Snow

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Class 10 English Chapter 2 Dust of Snow

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Also, you can read the SCERT book online in these sections Solutions by Expert Teachers as per SCERT (CBSE) Book guidelines. These solutions are part of SCERT All Subject Solutions. Here we have given Assam Board Class 10 English Chapter 2 Dust of Snow Solutions for All Subjects, You can practice these here.

Dust of Snow

Chapter – 2



 Thinking about the poem

1. What is a ‘dust of snow”? What does the poet say has changed his mood?  How has the poet’s mood changed? 

Ans: Dust of snow refers to fine particles of snow. While walking by a hemlock tree, a crow on the tree shook down some particles of snow on the poet and this changed his mood. He was having a bad day and was in a sad mood. The falling snow changed his mood and made him feel more uplifted.

2. How does Forest present nature in this poem?  The following questions may help you to think of an answer. 

(i) What are the birds that are usually named in poems? Do you think a crow is often mentioned in poems? What images come to your mind when you think of a crow? 

(ii) Again, what is “a hemlock tree”? Why doesn’t the poet write about a more ‘beautiful’ tree such as a maple, or an oak, or a pine? 

(iii) What do the ‘crow’ and ‘hemlock’ represent – joy or sorrow?  What does the dust of snow that the crow shakes off a hemlock tree stand for? 


(i) The poet has depicted nature unusually. Generally, we come across birds such as nightingales or sparrows in poems concerned with nature and its beauty. No, crow is not often mentioned in the poems. The crow is considered as a harbinger of bad news and sadness. Frost has used a crow in this poem to indicate sorrow and foreboding.

(ii) A hemlock tree is a poisonous tree. The poet has employed a hemlock tree, instead of a more beautiful tree such as a maple, or oak, or pine because these trees symbolise beauty and happiness. Frost wanted to symbolise the feelings of sadness and regret, which is why he has used a hemlock tree.

(ii) The ‘crow’ and ‘hemlock’ represent joy. The dust of snow brings happiness to the poet and changes his remorseful mood.

3. Have there been times when you experienced a similar moment that changed your mood that day? 

Ans: Yes, I have experienced the similar moment in my life once. It so happened that I had to reach Delhi to appear for an interview but I missed my train. I was totally hopeless and depressed as it was a matter of my career. Suddenly, I met one of my friend who was going to Delhi in his car.

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Fire and Ice
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A Tiger in the Zoo
3.Two Stories About Flying
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II.The Black Aeroplane
How to Tell Wild Animals
The Ball Poem
4.From the Diary of Anne Frank
5.The Hundred Dresses – I
6.The Hundred Dresses – II
7.Glimpses of India
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III.Tea from Assam
The Trees
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9.Madam Rides the Bus
The Tale of Custard the Dragon
10.The Sermon at Benares
For Anne Gregory
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