Chapter 1

NCERT
Class 10
English
Solutions
2. How does Frost present nature in this poem? The following questions may help you to think of an answer : (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?

Question:

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?

Answer:

The ‘crow’ and ‘hemlock’ represent sorrow. The snow of dust that the crow shakes off from the hemlock tree stands for joy. Frost represents nature in a very unconventional manner in this poem. He expresses his feelings through the ‘hemlock tree’ and crow which symbolizes sorrow.

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