# SAMPLE QUESTIONS OF POEM-1 Dust of Snow BY CBSE -CLASS 10 FIRST FLIGHT ENGLISH

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## P-1Dust of Snow

 (A) The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree
Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued. 

Symbol of

a) longevity.

b) togetherness.

c) healing.

d) protection.

1) reassured

2) disappointed

3) curious

5) thankful

6) disheartened

7) impulsive

a) 1, 3 &7

b) 2, 4 & 6

c) 5 & 7

d) 1 & 3

## iii) Identify the option that DOES NOT use the word ‘rue’ correctly.(SAMPLE QUESTIONS OF POEM-1 Dust of Snow)

a) The film was a disaster and he rued his decision to act in it.

b) I am sure she rued the day she listened to a fortune-teller.

c) It wasn’t long before I rued my disobedience and my deceit.

d) Others finally rue the one who is dishonest and heartless.

## iv)  Synecdoche is a poetic device that uses a part to represent the whole. E.g. That’s a great set of wheels! (Set of wheels has been used for car.)

### Pick an example of synecdoche from the poem.(SAMPLE QUESTIONS OF POEM-1 Dust of Snow

a) Has given my heart / A change of mood

b) The way a crow/ Shook down on me

c) The dust of snow / From a hemlock tree

d) And saved some part / Of a day I had rued

## v) Choose the option showing the reason NOT corresponding with “… a crow / Shook down on me / The dust of snow”.

a) The crow’s landing on the branch of the tree.

b) The shivering of the crow, due to the cold.

c) The readjustment of position of the crow on the branch.

d) The cawing of the crow hidden in the foliage.

Q3 (A)

i) c

ii) b

iii) d

iv) a

v) d

## P-1 Dust of Snow-

i )Rationalise what you think the poet was probably doing when the dust of snow fell on him?

ii )What does the presence of a hemlock tree tell you about the setting of the poem?

iii) The dusting of snow on account of the crow helped make the poet’s day better. How do you think the crow’s droppings might have impacted the poet?

## P-1 Dust of Snow-

i )‘Dust of Snow’ is one of Frost’s most loved poems. Elaborate why you think this is so.

ii )The poem evokes a sense of black and white. Justify.

iii )The crow and hemlock are usually used as negative references in literature. How is this different in this poem?