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The Buck in the Snow Summary & Analysis
by Edna St. Vincent Millay

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"The Buck in the Snow" is a poem by American poet and playwright Edna St. Vincent Millay, first published in a collection of the same title in 1928. In the poem, the speaker recalls seeing a strong, vivacious-looking a buck and doe—a male and female deer—earlier in the evening, only to then be confronted with the buck's body lying dead in the snow. The poem is about the fragility and unpredictability of life.

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