MacNeice, Louis. "Snow".
- the speaker broods over the immediacy of experience he felt on sitting in a room when suddenly snow began to fall: the sudden contrast between the snow x the roses at the window sill
- peels and eats a tangerine, perceives another contrast between the snow x the fruit, and more and more feels "The drunkenness of things being various"
- relates one more contrast, between the snow x the fire in the room; concludes with the statement there is far more than a window glass dividing our senses and the world
- melodic: irregularly yet skilfully rhymed, internal rhymes, imperfect end rhymes
- fascination by the incapability of human beings to grasp all of the aspects of the world
- celebration of the "incorrigible plurality" of the world beyond the reach of human senses
AuthorMacNeice, Louis. (1907 - 1963).
MacNeice, Louis. "Snow". Collected Poems. London: Faber and Faber, 1979.