CBSE NCERT Notes for Class 10 English (Poem) Chapter 1 – Dust of Snow

Two poems are included in Chapter 1 of Class 10 English book, First Flight. Robert Frost wrote the first poem, Dust of Snow. We have included a synopsis of the poem in the form of CBSE notes in this section. By reading the poem’s synopsis, students will get an understanding of the poet’s perspective and the message he wishes to express via the poem Dust and Snow. Additionally, students may use CBSE Class 10 English Poem Notes Dust of Snow for revision purposes throughout the test.

CBSE Class 10 English notes will assist students in studying the topic thoroughly and clearly.

These CBSE Class 10 English notes were written by subject experts who made the study material very basic, both in terms of language and format.



The way a crow

Shook down on me

The dust of snow

From a hemlock tree


The poet recalls a minor incident that affected his mood in this stanza. Once upon a time, the poet was hopeless and depressed. He was standing under a hemlock tree, but it is unclear whether the poet was standing or passing (the tree).

A crow perched on the tree suddenly shook it, and powdery snow from the tree revealed the poet.



Has given my heart

A change of mood

And saved some part

Of a day I had rued


The powdery snow that fell on the poet lifted his spirits. Previously, he had been depressed and sad.

The poet had previously spent a portion of his day in sadness, but now he begins to feel refreshed.

This incident averted a portion of the poet’s day that he would have otherwise wasted in regret.

Central Idea of the Poem 


This poem demonstrates the power of small things in altering one’s mood. This poem conveys the message that we should always hope for the best, even in the most dire circumstances.

Additionally, we must bear in mind that nature and its objects have the ability to bring happiness and hope to those who seek it.


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