BA ADP English Poem Snake (D. H. Lawrence) Summary & Introduction
Snake (D. H. Lawrence) Introduction
The poem is about the personal experience of the poet on a hot afternoon. It is among the well-known poems of the poet. It has many layers of meaning. The poet goes on to change his viewpoint about the snake. The first feeling is that of fear: he is afraid to see the snake. The second is that of being honored: he is honored to think that the snake is his guest. The third is that of fascination: he is charmed by the body and behavior of the snake. The fourth is that of disgust: he tries to kill the snake with a piece of wood because the “voice” of his “education” had told him that the snake was poisonous. The fifth, or the last, is that of remorse: he is sorry for his foolish attack and behavior with the snake.