The “The First Snowfall” is about death of a man’s daughter. He shows sadness and grief due to the death; although, later he shows a happier view when he talks to his dead daughter about where the snow comes from. While explaining this he talks about how much God cares about them and how he creates the snow. During “The First Snowfall” The following quote, …show more content…
“The morning breaks; the steeds in their stalls/Stamp and neigh, as the hostler calls;/The day returns, but nevermore/Returns the traveler to the shore,/ And the tide rises, the tide falls” (Longfellow 67), this verse shows you the dark outlook in how the traveler will not return to the shores again. This leads you to ask what happened to the traveler and if death was possibly involved.
While Longfellow has dark look, Lowell shows a Puritan perspective. Lowell uses all-father to describe God; while claiming that God is the one who makes the snow. The poem also discusses topics about how God cares for his people down below. Longfellow talked more about how the traveler would never return possibly because he died. He gave it a darker look and didn’t show any signs of religious beliefs.
In addition, both Lowell and Longfellow incorporated the elements of nature into their poems. Longfellow discussed the waters of the shores; while, Lowell discussed the snowfall. Both Lowell and Longfellow incorporated nature into several of their poems. To conclude both “The First Snowfall” and “The Tide Rises, The Tide falls” are similar and different through the different moods that both poems have displayed as well as the