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Analysis and comments on Fire and Ice by Robert Frost

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Comment 61 of 481, added on June 13th, 2005 at 1:32 PM.

i really like this poem it made a really good statement to me and i think
the frost is a really good write

Leslie from United States
Comment 60 of 481, added on June 4th, 2005 at 11:23 PM.

Ummm... this poem isn't about the literal destruction of the world. I don't
feel like explaining it all but if you read Dante's Divine Comedy it might
actually make some more sense. Trust me on this; they go together.

Sam from United States
Comment 59 of 481, added on June 2nd, 2005 at 6:16 PM.

The opposite of love is note hate, it is apathy.

Brendan Webber from Canada
Comment 58 of 481, added on June 1st, 2005 at 12:12 AM.

For the unanalytical, this story is simply about predicting if the world
will end in fire or ice but if you look further you can see it is a
contrast of the fire and ice in humanity. The world could either end in a
passionate fury of fire which signifies desire or cold disconsolate ice
which lacks the passion of love. Frost makes his choice of passion but then
says if he had another choice he would have chosen ice. For all it's lack
of passion, it does not also have to deal with the hate and sorrow after
the passion is over and one is left in bitterness. Frost would rather not
have loved than to have loved and lost.

Anushka from New Zealand
Comment 57 of 481, added on May 31st, 2005 at 7:04 PM.

I Conor, dubiously review this silly poem and declare Frost was writting
about nothing save fire and ice. Perhaps he was sitting at a campfire
drunk.

Conor from United States
Comment 56 of 481, added on May 23rd, 2005 at 8:36 PM.

Very good poem.. Very good comparison using Fire and Ice

John from United States
Comment 55 of 481, added on May 20th, 2005 at 7:37 AM.

I believe that this story is a comparison of to emotions. Hatred and lust
are to powerful emotions that I believe he was feeling at the time he wrote
this very poem. The hatred in his heart was being fought by the lust in his
heart. Mixed emotions got to him, and he express his feelings the only way
he could by poem. If you watch cartoons, think about how cartoon charecters
eyes flame up when they really hate someone. Like Daffy hating Bugs, or
Elmer hating Bugs; it's signifying the hatred for one another. You notice
that you get an icy feeling deep down inside. Like there is no one around
who even gives a damn about you. Thats a thought that sends a chill down my
spine. Comparing fire and ice is an imagery statment that hides the true
meaning of this poem. Which is when you put hate vs. lust you get a
STALMATE.

mike from Thailand
Comment 54 of 481, added on May 11th, 2005 at 1:13 PM.

I THINK THAT FROST IS A VERY TALENTED PERSON. BASICALLY THIS POEM IS A BOUT
HATE. WHAT IT IS TALKING ABOUT IS THE DESIRE TO HATE. BASCiALLY FROST IS
TELLING US HIS OPOIN WHICH IS DESIRE TO STRONGER THAN HATE. EVEN IF HATE
CAN BE VERY STRONG. MAYBE DESTRICTION IS A BETTER WORD THAN STRONG. SO IT
MAY LOOK LIKE JUST A POEM ABOUT THE END OF THE WORLD, BUT IF YOU LOOK
CLOSER IT'S ABOUT THE DESIRE AND HATE. FROST JUST USES THE END OF THE WORLD
AS A METAPHORE FOR THOSE THINGS.

okeyonna from United States
Comment 53 of 481, added on May 10th, 2005 at 8:31 PM.

I believe that Frost is criticizing the modern world. He wrote this poem
after WWI, didnt he? Fire could represent the weapons and wars, while ice
could signify hatred. "From what I've tasted of desire". Is this quote
referring to WWI, and the ice, what is it? The lust between nations? Please
give me some feedback

Carlos from United States
Comment 52 of 481, added on May 2nd, 2005 at 8:44 AM.

You are all wrong im a college graduate of harvard and just recently
figured out this poem. Its a metaphorical meaning on nothingness.... He
means the world could end in fire or ice. There is no reason to spend time
thinking of the poem when the answer is so simple

Jerry 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: 386 times
Poem of the Day: Feb 1 2003


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