Robert Frost

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

Fire and Ice Poem by Robert Frost


Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
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Form: Epigram

# 13 poem on top 500 Poems



Comments about this poem (Fire and Ice by Robert Frost )

  • Rookie 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

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  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie Clinton Read (1/25/2012 12:43:00 AM)

    one of the greatest poems ever! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie - 15 Points 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

  • Rookie Judith Furedi (12/26/2011 11:59:00 AM)

    So short and so Frostian! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Aashna Saith (12/10/2011 2:10:00 AM)

    one of the best poems i have ever read. Robert Frost's amazing! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie T. R. Crissian (11/28/2011 5:52:00 PM)

    Although simple and short, this poem is strong. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 6 Points 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Silver Star - 3,652 Points 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie Shelby Powell (10/9/2010 10:09:00 PM)

    that is one of my favorite poems ever and it was in twilight (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 36 Points Mohammad Muzzammil (10/8/2010 11:00:00 PM)

    The poem is very rich in thought and language. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jabir Nangarath (8/14/2010 6:16:00 PM)

    It is so hearty lines from robert frost.He simply depict the scene.So amazing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie Daniel Gandarilla (5/21/2010 12:08:00 AM)

    Such a simple poem that carries great elegance. Polar opposites have much more in common than thought. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Hexlina Shivers (4/15/2010 9:10:00 AM)

    o.o fire and ice are oppest just like the moon and sun (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ben Lemli (4/2/2010 10:39:00 PM)

    What nobody EVER gets about this masterpiece is that it is completely and fully sarcastic. it is a tongue and cheek play on the idea of 'judgment day'. Yes Frost was a devout Christian, and had a conventional and structured writing style, however he in no was old-fashioned or unoriginal. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Les Wordsmore (3/29/2010 11:27:00 AM)

    I remember reading this poem in middle school. Its excellent, though short. Some great conjecture here. I am from the town over from Lawrence, MA where Frost is from. But my favorite has always been Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.


    Check out some of my poetry....Wesley Wynwood (Report) Reply



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