Bruce Meyer Snow Poem Analysis

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Bruce Meyer describes that a poem “whether happy or sad, is driven by a profound sense of love”. Meyer commonly writes poetry following the themes of lost love, heartbreak, suffering from pain and nature. Through his various works of poetry Meyer describes the pain and suffering of love and connects it with nature. Meyer himself describes his personal affinity for nature, as he lives across from a botanical garden, as well as his description of “people watching” for inspiration. His natural affinity for nature sets many poems in nature, relating back to humans and love. He style usually consists of mood that is tranquil, sentimental, peaceful and even sad. He reflects the mood in his tone usually being reflective, melancholy, and appreciative. In the “snow” by Bruce Meyer describes a lost love and its relation to nature. Set outside in the snow, Meyer begins to describe a cold winter as an allegory for a first love.
Meyer beings by describing how “time does not pass when snow is falling-”, represented by a stream of consciousness. The incorporated dash acts as a pause at the end of the line to add suspense and further submerge the reader within “the snow”. The effective use
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Describing “time stills in my mind like unbroken snow” represents the eternal but passing memory of this first love. His “fear of first love as first things fail” conveys the regret of the persona. Simultaneously the persona accepts the relationship has ended. He transitions through the poem from saying “time does not pass” to “time passes as the seasons pass”. Meyers makes a point that first love is beautiful and timeless when you’re in it, but it will come to an end eventually. The beauty of the first love is preserved in a memory “like unbroken snow”. Through the poem Meyers uses lots of imagery, metaphors and other poetic devices to capture the idea of first love, as well as the loss of

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