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Analysis and comments on Fire and Ice by Robert Frost

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Comment 91 of 511, added on January 5th, 2006 at 11:46 AM.

I too am using this poem as the basis for an english project and everyones
comments have been helpful. It's amazing that one poem with only ten lines
can have so many diffrent interpretations and get people to react so
strongly. As for my personal opinion I think Frost is trying to convey how
he thinks the destruction of a thing (the world, a soul, a relationship)
would end in fire (rage, passion, hate what have you)and if that thing got
a second chance how it would end in ice (indifference, non-caring,
coldness) but that it would still end. Thanks again for eveyones help and

Aarika from United States
Comment 90 of 511, added on January 3rd, 2006 at 8:26 PM.

I believe this poem symbolizes the efforts of our fine fire and rescue
academy. The fire, is in itself, fire, and the ice is representing water
and/or fire exstinguishers. Robert states that he would rather be with thee
who favours fire which is the Iraqi and Muslim nations who are trying to
destroy the world. In a sense, we are the ice, our military services are
the exstinguishers. They are like a clothy drape, draping over the
terrorism. The reason our military is needed, our great loin cloth of
justice, is because the generic turbans of the Muslim nations are not great
enough to smite thy hindering flame.

could you please stop leaving unnecassary commenting on the threads, you
are spamming the boards, and i will see that you are convicted.

Raymond P. Harris from United States
Comment 89 of 511, added on January 4th, 2006 at 12:43 PM.

Hey Moog
Hi this poem is one of the greatest poems i have ever read, this poem has
been kept in the bosnian archives in the yao ming dynasty. Until Joseph
Stalin and his neo confederation of comunist rebels snatched it from the
moors. A few words that decribe robert frost would be moot and iago. On my
travels throught the adirondacks i encountered pac-man and shared his poem
with chinny woo and the carney folk from montpeiler. One day three mexican
bandit were walking down 302 and i asked them if they had any brussel
sprouts and they replied in sheer obscinity undale undale then a herd of
ravid musk oxen and swept them of thier feet to impending death. By the
time i reached munich i found a basket full of bked ham .

thank you

Nick B from United States
Comment 88 of 511, added on January 3rd, 2006 at 6:33 PM.

All hail Tom super tom infotrac business edition 7.8, the leader of the
Nazi Communist Tribal Council, and winner of the goblet cup of the Hitler
Dynasty trophy plaque, once said by the wise Bosnian bushmen. Lidkey 1.0,
on seek and destroy mission. His neo plasma data chip sautered to his head
is combusticating and grilling its cheese to Beethovens "Fur Elise". Monkey
monkey monkey monkey monkey monkey, on the pogo stick. Remember to eat your
Lynksys (R) Etherfast Cable/DSL routers, and always fight your're earbrows

Dyl B. from United States
Comment 87 of 511, added on December 29th, 2005 at 5:00 PM.

This is the number 1 most dislike, hated, despised, loathed, despicable,
shameful, Appalling, horrendous,alarming, astounding, awful, bad, bummer,
daunting, dire, disheartening, dismaying, downer, dreadful, fearful,
formidable, frightening, frightful, ghastly, grim, grody, gross, harrowing,
heavy, hideous, horrible, horrid, horrific, intimidating, mean, petrifying,
scaring, shocking, terrible, terrifying, unnerving.
Thank you

Nick B. from United States
Comment 86 of 511, added on December 12th, 2005 at 6:00 PM.

God, morons you are truely so clueless? This poem symblolizes so much.
Fire, represents the hatred in the world, as Ice represents the "I don't
care" of the world. Fire is the power hungry mongrels of this world who
want power and are greedy, Ice represents the people who wont do anything,
and wont stand up for anything. He isn't just blabbering about some random
things, this has true meaning in it. As people try to predict how this
world will end, will it end by the Sun fading out and turn this world into
a second ice age? Or will our own people, the power hungry mongrels bring
the earth to it's downfall? People these days, if this keeps up we will be
our own deaths. The economic problems, natural resources, they will
deplenish and we will eventually die. As for the Ice, those people wont do
anything and wont do anything to solve the problems. So which will be our
downfall? Fire or Ice?

AzNx from United States
Comment 85 of 511, added on December 11th, 2005 at 7:57 PM.

I thought this was a really lame poem. its short and i didnt get it even
though i thought about it for like an hour. there are many better poems
then this. I think R. Frost had nothing to do when he wrote this poem.

Dre from United States
Comment 84 of 511, 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 511, added on December 8th, 2005 at 4:46 PM.

Wilford, your ideas look very similar to the website:

seen that before???

susan from United States
Comment 82 of 511, 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

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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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