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Analysis and comments on Fire and Ice by Robert Frost

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Comment 37 of 467, added on March 9th, 2005 at 3:18 PM.

This poem is so meaningful, yet it also gets you thinking on what he is
talking about and how it is possible. I used this poem, along with many
other's with the same "nature" theme for an english research paper.
some people over look its meaning, and they dont look closely, they never
read between the lines.

dillon from United States
Comment 36 of 467, added on March 9th, 2005 at 2:56 PM.

I think that he might be saying in a way, that death is inevitable and the
cause of or the way that one dies matters little, for in the end, death is
still death.

dillon from United States
Comment 35 of 467, added on March 6th, 2005 at 7:25 AM.

I believe that Amir is correct. Thanx Amir it helped me b/c i am tryin to
write a critical lens DBQ analysis on it.

Brian
Comment 34 of 467, added on February 24th, 2005 at 11:32 PM.

Fire and Ice: well this is a very good poem. Frost ponits out that we all
have a choice on ways we want the world to end

Loretta from United States
Comment 33 of 467, added on February 23rd, 2005 at 8:47 PM.

This is an interesting peom. I think the world will end in ice though.

Connie from United States
Comment 32 of 467, added on February 10th, 2005 at 6:34 PM.

When I read this poem I had to stop and think for a second and figure out
what he was trying to get across to the reader. Then I figured it out. It
is a great poem and also my favortive poem by him. To figure out what it
means you'll have to read it and figure it out by yourself. It is the best
poem I have ever heard and Robert Frost inspired me to go into poetry and
it will probably inspire yu too.

Amanda from United States
Comment 31 of 467, added on February 8th, 2005 at 12:45 AM.

When I read the poem, I found it kind of interesting that Mr. Frost spoke
about the end of the world so nonshalantly, that to me means that he
himself has excepted the fact that death comes to all and no one can stop
the inevitable.

MadMax from Netherlands
Comment 30 of 467, added on February 2nd, 2005 at 3:45 PM.

Fire and ice, like most of robert frosts other poems, reflects his own
life, as well as a universal meaning. the tone of the poem is very
matter-of-fact, yet contrasts greatly with the real meaning of the poem-
which is the end of the world!this tends to be shocking to the reader!Only
such a skilled and poetical man such a Robert Frost could crate a poem so
short and to the point, yet with obvious 'undertones'. perhaps the poem is
Frost pointing out that it is desire/ hatred in the world which he believes
will end the world in it'd doomsday, however if we analyse it close enough
we see that Frost also points out that love is just as powerful enough! Can
you spot it?
Irony is plainly obvious in the poem, however to the the reader with
less analysation skills, that here Frost is unable here to make a decision
between fire and ice. he emphasises with the choice of his words, so
unbelievably mundane. the tone is so plain, yet it is the most
over-powering feature in this poem.
I could go into more detail, about this poem or any other of Robert
Frost's poems, i have analysed the biggest majority of them, and been
trained in analysitation, though not by my own choice! (being a virgo
explains it! we tend to generally over analyse everyone and everything!)
therefore feel free to ask, and i'll be willing to help any Robert Frost
fans in need of a poem fully analyzed!

kelly from United Kingdom
Comment 29 of 467, added on February 1st, 2005 at 11:00 PM.

This is a very complex poem that if you read it enough times you might
understand it. All of your opinions and comments really helped me
understand it so I used it in a very big school poetry projet. Thanks a
bunch!

laura labonte from United States
Comment 28 of 467, added on January 27th, 2005 at 12:22 PM.

i real like it it nice i read can i. im am going to read more poem buy he.
so i wow.........

Alai from Iraq

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 17. Fire and Ice
Volume: New Hampshire
Year: 1923
Added: Feb 1 2004
Viewed: 1347 times
Poem of the Day: Feb 1 2003


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