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Comment 124 of 524, added on April 30th, 2007 at 11:52 AM.

The poem discusses the end of the world, with Frost positing that it could
end in either fire or ice. He relates the two elemental forces with the
human emotions desire and hate, respectively, and suggests that while the
chill might of hate certainly has the power to end the world, his
experiences have led him to believe that it is in the fires of passion that
the end times will be found.

Jeremy from United States
Comment 123 of 524, added on April 16th, 2007 at 10:31 AM.

To Georie from United States,

First of all, just because you have an interpretation, it does not mean
that everyone else's is incorrect.
Second, I believe it is known that Robert Frost was not involved in some
sort of relationship problem at the time when he wrote the poem.
Third, if you think that just because some interpretations sound strange
that the author is deranged and should be placed in asylum, you are very,
VERY stupid.

That's about it.

Dan from China
Comment 122 of 524, added on April 16th, 2007 at 10:20 AM.

That's not quite the type of destruction Frost means, David.
Frost means the destruction of the internal, spiritual world. The metaphor
fits quite well, since fire and ice may someday destroy the physical world.

Dan from China
Comment 121 of 524, added on April 11th, 2007 at 8:58 PM.

i love yor specific details nice work.

gabriel d. from United States
Comment 120 of 524, added on April 11th, 2007 at 8:45 PM.

i like the poem it describes how mentally it is nice work.

gabriel d. from United States
Comment 119 of 524, added on April 7th, 2007 at 8:44 PM.

I have to write a critical analysis on this poem for my English 214 class.
I believe that this could be talking about the destruction of the world, a
relationship, the peace between countries, or ones own personal world in
his/her own mind. Either way, it seems to be his way of expressing two
different ways that things could end be it physically, or mentally.

Tiffany from United States
Comment 118 of 524, added on March 27th, 2007 at 5:57 PM.

Yes great poem.
Does anyone what type of poem this is???

Elsisbeth from United States
Comment 117 of 524, 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 524, 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 524, 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

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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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