The Snow ManOne must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;
I am reading this poem while reading the assigned readings of "symbolism". I have read a few other poems in the Norton as well that all deal with heavy symbolism. The Norton book spoke about most poetry dealing with symbolism. As i read the initial stanza of the poem i begin to scan for alliteration and other virtues of poetry. The things started to come together when i thought of the imagery that the poem has within its text. I would say that the Stevens poem does indirectly deal with symbolism in the way that it describes the landscape. Using such words as bare, nothing and full, automatically give of the impression we are speaking about a somewhat desolate location. the symbolism is that of the peace offered by solitude. In solitude the reader can perhaps begin to notice the intangibles that are, there and the nothing that is.