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Analysis and comments on Fire and Ice by Robert Frost

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Comment 84 of 474, added on December 11th, 2005 at 5:43 PM.

when you consider "the end of the world" as mentioned in this poem as the
end of the soul, ti brings a lot more into perspective. The 'inner death'
will be brought about by one of two things: desire (fire) or hate (ice).
the 'inner death' isn't permanent, however, because it only leads to a
rebirth of the soul, in a newer, purer form. Thus desire and hate aren't
bad, but simply a means of growth.

chris mccomb from United States
Comment 83 of 474, added on December 8th, 2005 at 4:46 PM.

Wilford, your ideas look very similar to the website:
http://www.geocities.com/sir_john_eh/fireice.html

seen that before???


susan from United States
Comment 82 of 474, added on December 6th, 2005 at 11:08 AM.

Poems are usually vague so that people can interpert them the way they
wish, like a painting. One can not read the mind of Robert Frost so one is
left to the interpertation. Reading these comments, people say its about
love or the destruction of the world, if thats what you believe then thats
what you believe. Robert Frost is an exquisite writer, whose poetry touched
alot of people. He could be writing about his wife or he may just as well
be writing about the apocalypse. No one truely knows. So if you can,
basically, back up what you think than your positively correct.

aaron from United States
Comment 81 of 474, added on November 12th, 2005 at 10:29 PM.

this poem was pretty good i give it a 3 out of 5

mass from United States
Comment 80 of 474, added on November 11th, 2005 at 12:47 PM.

This poem is a reflection of his wanted revenge and hate from his
childhood. He was humiliated and he stated how he would some day show them.
This poem is about the way things will end between his humiliators and him.

katie
Comment 79 of 474, added on November 10th, 2005 at 12:29 PM.

this poem is a nice poem

slip from United States
Comment 78 of 474, added on November 8th, 2005 at 7:19 PM.

I Honestly don't know what Robert Frost was trying to convey in his poem
"Fire and Ice". I think perhaps he was really talking about the end of the
world. I know for a fact that he wrote this poem during a war. World War
one stands out but I am not sure. Nevertheless, maybe he was trying to
express the opinions of the people during the war, concerning how the
world would end. To me fire symbolizes desire to be the best or greater
power. The battle of the fittest in other words. Finally, ice symbolizes
hatred against the countries. For example the United States disliking the
spread of communism.

Yanilly from United States
Comment 77 of 474, added on November 8th, 2005 at 7:09 PM.

I first read this poem in my late twenties, and only because my fifteen
year old sister had to read it and analyze it for her school project. When
I first read it, obviously, I thought of the end of the world, but after
really paying some more attention and re-reading it over and over again, it
became more apparent to me that this poem is about an ill-fated romance
that by Frost's account could either end very tragically with the desire to
hate one another and cause each other much pain (fire) or simply give each
other the "I don't care attitude" (ice) and go on with their lives while
inside dying to perhaps embrace one another.

Kate from United States
Comment 76 of 474, added on November 4th, 2005 at 10:45 AM.

Very original content. I really like your site. Discontent makes rich men
poor: http://www.bartleby.com/100/ , A false friend and a shadow attend ,
forming such opinions

Nicholas Moore from USA
Comment 75 of 474, added on November 2nd, 2005 at 9:46 AM.

This is my favorite poem by Frost. It is short yet powerful in words and
meaning. 'Tis all...

Peace

Lorena Marie 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: 1604 times
Poem of the Day: Feb 1 2003


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