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Comment 117 of 467, added on March 24th, 2007 at 8:57 PM.

hmmm, i think its a good poem talking about how he feel's inside, ho he
belives he'll end

mike from United States
Comment 116 of 467, added on February 27th, 2007 at 1:30 PM.

I think fire and ice is a masterful poem describing that too much hate
"fire" is bad for a person to have, but having too much pasion "ice" for a
person could be bad. PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ryan from United States
Comment 115 of 467, added on January 30th, 2007 at 1:19 AM.

Some know what it means to have the world end for they have felt it,endured
it, and each day miss that world they once knew, enjoyed, and loved. The
passion of desire and its energy can take one to new shores that can burn
and destroy, the passions of desire that rip apart our family and career.
These passions that burn like a fire out of control that engulf that which
we love and need and then destroy it, making the world we know and love end
in a blaze of passion. This is the end, the passionate end, the fire.
Then again there is another end. The icy state of fear, that grip that
draws you into your gut and leaves your body cold and stiff. It makes it
hard to move and turns the world gray and dank. It freezes and kills the
delicate life of summer. Leaving a world that is as dead and as ended as
one that passion could have taken away on another day. I hold with fire
but know that hate can take and is as great.

Fred Fletcher from United States
Comment 114 of 467, added on January 15th, 2007 at 9:58 AM.

Georie, everyone has the right to have an opinon! An intelligent person
(and you undoubtedly consider yourself one) pays attention to everyone's
perspective. By insulting them, you only acomplish showing them your real
self (which is ill informed, to use an euphemism).. The artist only gives
us his toil, in order (for us) to interpret it in whichever way we want. If
you feel like diverging, go ahead, but avoid calling anyone stupid, avoid
isolating yourself in a superior sphere, you're not nearly qualified.

John from United States
Comment 113 of 467, added on December 26th, 2006 at 4:07 PM.

Everyone that commented is stupid. Its not talking about the world ending
it is about A relationship ending. He is talking about it ending in fire
meaning Fast and ice meaning snow. All you people just dont know how to
read poems

Georie from United States
Comment 112 of 467, added on April 25th, 2006 at 6:20 PM.

This poem is discussing, what Frost believes, to be the end of the world.
There are two ways he believes that the world will end. By fire or ice,
whether these two words are metephors or not is irrelivant. Either way the
world will end. It could end by the sun, or by an ice age. The world could
end by the sheer desire for something (fire) or by the ruthlessness of hate
(ice). When we desire something some will do anything to suffice there
deminish for whatever it is they want. This desire spreads through them
like a wild fire. When you hate someone/something you have cold icy
feelings for that object. You see so no matter if this is a class A
metaphor or not, the world will end in one way or another by either God or
some sort of element!

Joe from United States
Comment 111 of 467, added on April 10th, 2006 at 9:10 PM.

From reading this poem, I extrapolate that Robert may be:
A) Possibly just playing 'see what the losers can come up with'
-Some scholars have stated that this may be a very straight-forward side
of robert that we are not used to reading.
B) Could be giving a soft opinion on literally how the world will end.
-Many people infer that Robert is expressing that he believes the world
will end in rage and hatred, (not lust, as many people may argue! From what
I understand, lust is usually means sexual desire).
C)Telling us how the world does infact end, and how, since he does know
God, Allah, Budda, (you know the whole gang of almighty immortals)
D) Using the end of the world to relate to something smaller
_-My cool english teacher has told us this is called a Homeric Similie,
assuming Robert likes to use some of Homer's writing techniques.
E) I DONT KNOW! I am only 14.
F) Wilson High is pretty kool, and you know it.....Go Bruins (We rock and
you know it)! :P





Alison from United States
Comment 110 of 467, added on April 5th, 2006 at 9:05 AM.

This poem has two meanings (to my understanding). How the world will end
and how relationships conflict with each other. The more obvious and clear
cut meaning is how the world will end. Will it end in a supernova (fire)
or will the sun eventually run out of fuel (ice). With his last two
stanza’s “Is also great” and “would suffice”, I believe Frost thinks that
death by fire would be a worse fate than ending the world with ice

Willie from United States
Comment 109 of 467, added on April 4th, 2006 at 5:37 PM.

i really like this poem. i think it is about how everything has to end
sometime, be it the world or a relationship or anything. but its better to
have loved something while you had it rather than losing it before you even
had a chance to get to know it. and if you did have the chance to get to
know it first, then you would be able to make the choice about how it will
end. maybe robert frost is talking about past relationships where he has
loved someone or something so much that he has been able to make some sort
of a decision about how it will end. perhaps he was in a close relationship
with a nother person and s/he was going to die. so he would have the
decision whether he wanted to say good bye to her and be with her until the
last minute, or say goodbye in advance so she wouldn't have to see him cry.
that is a very ditailed example but i think it fits. i really liked this
poem and i'm using it in an essay i am writing right now!

reader from United States
Comment 108 of 467, added on April 3rd, 2006 at 9:56 PM.

Ok u guys do no that the world isnt like ACTUALLY gonna end that way. Its
gonna go when the sun blows up. or something. Anyway but I really do like
this poem, except i don't like the "would suffice" part at the end of it.
but if the world were gonna end in fire or ice i'd say fire cuz i know more
desire than hate. maybe cuz nobody could ever hate me ha ha! Adios amigas

El from United States

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


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