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Analysis and comments on Fire and Ice by Robert Frost

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Comment 34 of 474, 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 474, 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 474, 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 474, 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 474, 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 474, 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 474, 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
Comment 27 of 474, added on January 27th, 2005 at 12:10 PM.

It realli dont matter wiether the earth will end in results of a fire or
ice. I think think that either way it goes its still bad and we all die. My
advice is to just live life to the fullest and dont let nothing stop u from
acheivein your goals.
-Holla

Will from United States
Comment 26 of 474, added on January 18th, 2005 at 8:46 PM.

I honestly have to say, I read this poem in 7th grade and I have been
hooked on Robert Frost ever since. 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.

Lou from United States
Comment 25 of 474, added on January 9th, 2005 at 4:12 PM.

niether fire or ice will destroy this world.... our own kind would most
likely destroy this world. we are ignorant enough to do so.... we still
dont understand/answer the common questions man has askedsince the
beginning of time.

unger 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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