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

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

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  • 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!

  • 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.

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

    o.o fire and ice are oppest just like the moon and sun

  • 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.

  • Kassy Riggle (3/29/2010 10:41:00 PM)

    I love this poem. I had read it in a book maybe a year ago, and I just stumbled over it again. Strangely enough every time I read this, a certain picture appears in my head. But I just love this poem!

  • 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.


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  • Yatheesan Chandiarn (3/14/2010 1:19:00 PM)

    I like the bit it says 'some say the world will end in fire' and ' some say in ice

  • J Battle (3/11/2010 1:18:00 PM)

    I agree with the notion that fire represents the means of punishment for all those nice elements that drive our ego. I believe the message here is that he agrees that we will all be punished for our sins as outlined by Dante's Inferno. Let us admit to the fact that society lacks a superego as a whole-we are all driven by our own desires. Frost also makes it clear that freezing to death would be I much better way to die- which I am in agreeance with. Death by hyporthermia in which your heart slowly stops beating is much more desirable that incineration!

  • Russ Hurley (3/9/2010 7:00:00 PM)

    If you really want to understand the true meaning of this poem, look up Dante's Inferno (not the videogame either) . Its not as innocent as it sounds

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