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TP-CASTT Poetry Analysis Presentation
Transcript of TP-CASTT Poetry Analysis Presentation
The title of the poem is "Snow Day" I believe it will be about children having a snow day and being off from school.
Snow Day by- Billy Collins
1. Kids waking up to a ton of snow on the ground, and only seeing snow everywhere.
2. All the places around town that are covered up, or gone.
3. Talks about going out in the snow and how it will feel being out there with a dog.
4. First she can't do anything though except sit in there drinking tea and listening to the radio.
5. All the schools and nurseries that are closed.
6. Elaborating on the places that are closed.
7. Looking at the places that the kids are and what they are doing.
8. She's trying to listen to the kids gossip of who they don't like.
Waking up to a place full of snow, where everything is completely white. Knowing that there isn't any school and you can just sit at home doing whatever. Seeing all the kids outside and trying to figure out what they are talking about.
The attitude throughout this poem is excited, normal, then curious. In the beginning the person is happy to see all the snow everywhere, and knowing there isn't school. Then in middle it turns neutral, I know this because it's calmly saying it. Finally the end is curious, because they want to know what the girls are talking about.
There is a shift from stanza 3 to 4, it goes from happy about the snow day to calm and relaxing. Then from 6 to 7, in 6 it talks about schools closed to 7 which is kids outside.
After reading the poem I would say that it basically is about a kid having a snow day. The significance of the poems title is that snow days can be fun but a lot of things are closed.
Snow days can be fun, but also boring if you don't have anything to do.
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.
In a while I will put on some boots
and step out like someone walking in water,
and the dog will porpoise through the drifts,
and I will shake a laden branch,
sending a cold shower down on us both.
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 --
the Toadstool School, the Little School,
Little Sparrows Nursery School,
Little Stars Pre-School, Peas-and-Carrots Day School,
the Tom Thumb Child Center, all closed,
and -- clap your hands -- the Peanuts Play School.
So this is where the children hide all day,
These are the nests where they letter and draw,
where they put on their bright miniature jackets,
all darting and climbing and sliding,
all but the few girls whispering by the fence.
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.