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Analysis and comments on Fire and Ice by Robert Frost

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Comment 49 of 289, added on April 25th, 2005 at 1:33 AM.

Could this possibly be inspired by WWI? Think about it, all the thoughts of
destruction and hate that go with war must have influenced him in some way
to write this. Robert Frost is my favorite Poet by the way.

rob from United States
Comment 48 of 289, added on April 24th, 2005 at 4:07 PM.

I could call you a heinous b!tch, but I'm not that harsh. You probably have
a perfectly good reason for unleashing the fire of you pseudointellect, who
am I to say amything? If Frost was indeed commenting on the power of lust
vs. the power of hate, which is which? Since when is iciness equated with
either of the two? It appears your analysis crumbles under the slightest
amount of pressure. Try harder next time, and don't be so quick to attack.
As the kids nowadays say-

Slow your roll.

Lindsey from United States
Comment 47 of 289, added on April 19th, 2005 at 4:30 AM.

everyone who has added a comment who thinks that this poem is about the end
of the world you are wrong. well that's what i think. i did an analysis of
this poem for my year eleven literature class and what it's talking about
is desire and hate. basically frost is telling us his opinion which is
desire is stronger than hate, even if hate can be very strong, maybe
destructive is a better word than strong. so to the ignorant it may look
like just a poem about the end of the world but if you look closer it's
about the desire and hate, frost just uses the end of the world as a
metaphore for those things.

Bridget from Australia
Comment 46 of 289, added on April 15th, 2005 at 1:56 PM.

I have no idea what this poem is talking about! Did something happen in
1923 to make him write this poem?

Michele from United Kingdom
Comment 45 of 289, added on April 14th, 2005 at 9:37 PM.

I don't have anything against looking deeply into something, a person can
look deeply at anything. But for me, sometimes I just like to marinate in
simplicity for a bit, then take it slow as I look deep... Rushing into
depth can just make people look like fools.. Who knows, maybe thats a rare
goal of a poet, just simplicity...

Bonnie from Bolivia
Comment 44 of 289, added on April 14th, 2005 at 10:10 AM.

I think Robert from Canada is right about this poem....i also think he ment
to say "buddha" in stead of "bohta".....but i would just like to say marry
me robert...i love U!

Jessica from United States
Comment 43 of 289, added on March 31st, 2005 at 10:20 AM.

This poem is talking about the destruction of our world. The author wrote
this poem in opinion, not in fact. The author wrote this to express how he
felt about the world ending. Anyways the world is not going to end anytime
soon.

Glen Wollney from United States
Comment 42 of 289, added on March 24th, 2005 at 11:01 AM.

My interpretation of the poem is that death is inevitable. People can
argue back and forth on how we will perish but, in the end, we all will
sometime and it makes no difference whether it is by 'fire' or 'ice'.

Lynn from United States
Comment 41 of 289, added on March 17th, 2005 at 7:42 AM.

i dont know what others think but from my understanding the poem is saying
that some think the would will in in "fire"(aka our desires) and some say
"ice" (aka hate) but the writer says he "holds with those who favor fire"
saying our own desires will lead us to our end, people in this world who
want too much power and will ultilmently destroy themselves and us along
with them. i dont realy get the "if it had to perish twice" part but he
says he knows enough of HATE and our hate for each other will destroy us
just as well as desire and it would "suffice".

Avril from China
Comment 40 of 289, added on March 15th, 2005 at 1:59 PM.

the bible says in the end the world will be destroyed by fire then God will
make the heavens fall and the chosen will live even though im only 13 that
does not mean i am not as smart as you and that im engnerant becouse i am
as skilled as you and i hope that you will understand may God bless you and
your family

micheala from United States

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 17. Fire and Ice
Volume: New Hampshire
Year: 1923
Added: Feb 1 2004
Viewed: 1159 times
Poem of the Day: Feb 1 2003


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