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Analysis and comments on Fire and Ice by Robert Frost

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Comment 7 of 467, added on October 27th, 2004 at 9:38 PM.

I don't think the world can end by fire alone, or ice alone. It will take
both desire and hate. As for killing off all the smart ones, who said they
weren't part of the problem.

Josh from United States
Comment 6 of 467, added on October 10th, 2004 at 4:29 PM.

Oooh! Spooky! I like how the world is supposed to end in two opposite ways.
If I didn't take the Bible's view, I'd say that the world would end because
all the stupid and sick people got together and killed off all the smarter
people such as doctors and great poets.

Kassandra from United States
Comment 5 of 467, added on October 7th, 2004 at 4:43 PM.

The author tries to alegorically personify the danger and destruction
that could be caused by desire and hate by symbolizing these two negative
human qualities as fire and ice.

Amir from United States
Comment 4 of 467, added on October 7th, 2004 at 3:09 AM.

Wow! this poem had me thinking quite a bit! i used it for my english
assignment, and all of your comments were, indeed, very helpful!

Amy from New Zealand
Comment 3 of 467, added on September 25th, 2004 at 1:31 AM.

"Fire and Ice" is a short poem but contains a lot of deep meanings. in the
poem, Frost uses fire as the desire for power and ice as hatred. he is
saying that both feelings is enough to end the world. however if we look at
it from a different point of view, we can also interpret this poem with
science and the bible. for the bible say that the world will end in fire
while science tells us that the world will end in ice.

jonathan from United States
Comment 2 of 467, added on September 21st, 2004 at 9:12 PM.

Most likely, the world will be killed off by people who don't wonder how
the world will be killed off. So I'll go with ice.

Jordan from United States
Comment 1 of 467, added on September 21st, 2004 at 2:38 PM.

It makes you wonder how our world will end doesn't it? will the world be
killed off by fire or by ice? hum

David

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Information about Fire and Ice

Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 17. Fire and Ice
Volume: New Hampshire
Year: 1923
Added: Feb 1 2004
Viewed: 1455 times
Poem of the Day: Feb 1 2003


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