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

Comments about Fire And Ice by Robert Frost

  • (3/8/2012 4:04:00 PM)

    He's also comparing two eschatology’s (beliefs about the end of the world) one is that the world will be Judged by God

    … the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.2 Peter 3: 7

    the second is the more atheistic view that the Universe is going to go on and on and eventually die what's called a heat death. Meaning that the Universe will expand to the point that all the energy is so distributed it's just a frozen wasteland.
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    So since he sides with those who favor fire he does think God is gonna wipe the slate clean one day, and bring justice to this world. But he's saying, even if He doesnt, and there's no God, no meaning, no life, no love no desire no Truth, no nothing, then the coldness of mans heart will just as surely bring an end to all things just like the coldness of the Universe will.
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  • (3/5/2012 7:42:00 PM)

    I love this poem, even liked it before it was on twilight (Report) Reply

  • (2/15/2012 6:19:00 PM)

    it's from twilight. on the first or second page it says this poem (Report) Reply

  • (2/11/2012 5:46:00 AM)

    Really heart's close poem. (Report) Reply

  • (2/8/2012 8:08:00 PM)

    LOVE This Poem. He's My Inspiration! (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • (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

  • (1/25/2012 12:43:00 AM)

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

  • (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

  • (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..
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  • (12/26/2011 11:59:00 AM)

    So short and so Frostian! (Report) Reply

  • (12/10/2011 2:10:00 AM)

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

  • (11/28/2011 5:52:00 PM)

    Although simple and short, this poem is strong. (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!) :)
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  • (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

  • (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.
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  • (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

  • (10/9/2010 10:09:00 PM)

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

  • Mohammad Muzzammil (10/8/2010 11:00:00 PM)

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

  • (8/14/2010 6:16:00 PM)

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

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