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Robert Frost

(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963 / San Francisco)

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Fire and Ice


Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
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  • Sarah Cooke (1/31/2012 8:56:00 PM)

    ALSO he is using scheme rhyming. a- fire, desire. b- ice, twice, suffice. c- hate, great. so the lines would be labeled: a, b, a, a, b, c, b, c, b. also look at the iambic pentameters... ]_] shakespeare nails those. (Report) Reply

  • Sarah Cooke (1/31/2012 8:51:00 PM)

    he is symbolizing fire and ice with hatred and desire. if you read the poem by replacing the words fire and ice with hatred and desire you would see that it makes sense, and what HE is saying that desire is stronger than hatred, and by saying that he also sais he respects (hold those who favor) others who believe that hatred is stronger than desire. then he basically says fire and ice condradicts themselves that fire can destroy ice and ice can destroy fire and thats why he said: and would suffice. (Report) Reply

  • Annette Thompson (1/11/2012 8:14:00 PM)

    For you my now departed beloved of the many women that have loved you in the many lives we have lived and the many men that have fallen and the many betrayals that have be made and committed and the forgiveness given to few on these many a dander as the World will always flander. (Report) Reply

  • Tsira Gogeshvili (1/5/2012 3:19:00 AM)

    the world will end in fire,
    ..............................................
    the will is the free....

    Clever decisions,
    will not come in fire twice -
    like in the river will not come in twice..
    ts. (Report) Reply

  • Sasha Ioffine (9/30/2011 11:26:00 PM)

    Great juxtaposition, humour, and everything in general.
    Frost, although your name suggests cold, you write with a warm heart (or icy) .
    I hate to beckon all to my page, but i'd appreciate if some check out my poems- this may bring you much joy (you never know!) :) (Report) Reply

  • without a name Face (8/25/2011 11:52:00 PM)

    this poem is used in one of the twighlight books (eclispe i think) really good, peps should check out my peoms :) they're true stories, and ideas. I encourage you to comment too :) (Report) Reply

  • Dave Walker (8/23/2011 11:58:00 AM)

    Nice poem and to the point.
    take a look at my new ones called,
    Boy to a man and for michael hicky.
    Both true storys. (Report) Reply

  • Flora Molly (6/24/2011 11:34:00 PM)

    It has good depth.....n it's 1 of my favorite poems......i love reading it thousand times alone.......n ya ofcourse it was the approprite poem to be used in twilight eclipse........i simply love it........ (Report) Reply

  • Sidrah Maryum (7/20/2010 9:47:00 PM)

    i feel that this poem has a great message.
    it tells us of where our world is going when it comes to social relations. i feel that frost is highlighting that either there's going to be really big harsh open hate among people or jealousy that will end thew world when he talks about fire.
    and when talking about ice, he probably means something like cold war, or humans having cold hearts, not mixing with others of their society and unaware of kith and kin.
    whats more, hes probably not talking about actual physical end of the world, but the end of good in here with the end of our social relations! (Report) Reply

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