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Snow Day- By Billy Collins

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Maya Tiwari

on 22 April 2015

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Transcript of Snow Day- By Billy Collins

Snow Day
Today we woke up to a revolution of snow,
its white flag waving over everything,
the landscape vanished,
not a single mouse to punctuate the blankness,
and beyond these windows

the government buildings smothered,
schools and libraries buried, the post office lost
under the noiseless drift,
the paths of trains softly blocked,
the world fallen under this falling.

But for now I am a willing prisoner in this house,
a sympathizer with the anarchic cause of snow.
I will make a pot of tea
and listen to the plastic radio on the counter,
as glad as anyone to hear the news

that the Kiddie Corner School is closed,
the Ding-Dong School, closed,
the All Aboard Children's School, closed,
the Hi-Ho Nursery School, closed,
along with -- some will be delighted to hear --

Snow Days

And now I am listening hard
in the grandiose silence of the snow,
trying to hear what those three girls are plotting,
what riot is afoot,
which small queen is about to be brought down.

Snow Days

-Peaceful, snow-covered town

To a child, a snow day is something to look forward to. With no school, the day can be spent playing with friends. To adults, a snow day can be frustrating.
Snow day

The white flag shows the peacefulness of snow. The color white is often thought to represent rebirth, renewal and peace.
White Flag
Who can answer what vanish means? –It’s means disappearing.
After heavy snowfall, everything is covered with snow, and Billy Collins described this as the world has been disappeared.

The word ‘closed’ is repeated.

It helps us to...
-draw the reader'sattention
-feel the excitment
-The image of a beautiful snow covered town is portrayed.
-Although the town appears to be peaceful and calm, the author also discusses the problems snow can cause. Which can be applied to daily life.

Snow Day- By Billy Collins
Imagine you got a SNOW DAY, how would you spend the day? Draw it!!
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