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Analysis and comments on Fire and Ice by Robert Frost

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Comment 144 of 524, added on June 11th, 2010 at 7:40 PM.

My sister Mandi is crazy, so exuse her. This poem is quite beatiful. I
persoaly would prefer fire for it would be a faster death over ice which
could take hours, while fire would be almost instant.

Nataile from Canada
Comment 143 of 524, added on June 11th, 2010 at 7:22 PM.

this is my fav poem by Rob. Im eattin khiken pot pie. this poem wuz also
in twilight #4. gtg goin snowbordin.

Mandi from Canada
Comment 142 of 524, added on January 21st, 2010 at 10:28 PM.

This Is My Favorite Poem And Poet I

Vanessa Calvillo from United States
Comment 141 of 524, added on December 10th, 2009 at 11:42 AM.
fire and ice

i agree with this poem because if i was to die twice i would want the world
to end in both ways fire and ice is teh best poem frost has written

brian from United States
Comment 140 of 524, added on October 20th, 2009 at 6:39 PM.

Frost considers the fact that fire, equally as powerful as ice has an equal
capacity to destroy the earth as does ice, its polar opposite. Honesty,
when we consider all the talk about global warming, the melting of the
polar ice caps, etc. and when you consider the bible's warnings about how
the world will be destroyed, is it any wonder he wrote about this? The idea
of opposites possessing the same level of power to achieve the same
outcomes is interesting if not paradoxical in and of itself. Additionally,
when we examine hate, often spoken of in relation to people behaving in a
manner which seems cold as ice, it is no wonder that this comparison is
made. Similarly, when people desire others, we speak of them being hot for
them. So, desire is here discussed in conjunction with fire. Still, we
can't ignore the fact that desire and hate, like fire and ice, are polar
opposites of each other, and still, like fire and ice, have equal amounts
of power. There are many, many ways in which desire can destroy the world:
disease, murder, etc. Unpleasant as these things are they are seen when
love runs to excessive degrees. In fact, when hate is excessive, we see
war, murder, etc. Mankind will meet its end one day. It has always been
clear that either a natural disaster or element such as fire or ice or our
own excessive ways of pursing desire or hate (vengance) will cause our

From My Classroom from United States
Comment 139 of 524, added on October 1st, 2009 at 12:08 PM.

This poem as with any poem can mean several different things to anyone who
reads it. This is the good thing about poetry as the writer writes it is
one thing to him and as we the public read it, it becomes one thing to us.
Therefore, no one's opinion can be wrong. The one thing I would like to say
however; Frost, the author, was not a man who believed in the Christian
God. Frost was an agnostic, so to think that this poem has anything to do
with religion is just silly. If you are trying to analyze exactly what the
poem was written about, it surely was not of that of heaven and hell.
Though one can make out his own interpretation of what the poem says to
you, quite literally this poem was written about the extremes of one's
emotions in a relationship using figurative language to compare it to Fire
and Ice.

Michala from United States
Comment 138 of 524, added on May 19th, 2009 at 7:47 PM.

The Poem is not talking about Heaven and hell, as i thought the same thing
because in the last lines he says the destruction Ice would also be great,
meaning fire was great too, and we all know if he got to die twice, after
the first time in hell he would know it was not great. I believe it is
talking about relationships ending in hatred or desires, either for other
men or women or possessions. But this is my opinion.

Travis from United States
Comment 137 of 524, added on April 23rd, 2009 at 2:10 AM.

I think fire represents passion, hate expressed through violent means while
ice represents apathy, distance and just general coldness.

Wally from United States
Comment 136 of 524, added on April 22nd, 2009 at 12:34 PM.

To dan from china

dan i agree with you about robert frost wasnt from a nut house he was just
saying what he thought and if he was raised that way hell i was raised that
way all he was doing was expressing he words

Gopher from United States
Comment 135 of 524, added on March 19th, 2009 at 12:36 PM.

my inturpritation,

some will die in hell,
some in heaven.
what i've learned in life
i would die in hell.
but if i was to die twice,
i know enough of hell
to die and go to heaven
would be great.

Timmy Carnes 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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