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The central idea of this poem is that regardless of how it happens, humanity is going to destroy itself through its own vices; moreover, this destruction is so inevitable—if we do not change...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2019 2:42 pm UTC

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In this nine-line poem, Frost's speaker states his opinion that the world will end because of human emotion, not natural disaster. The two emotions that are in contention to destroy the earth are...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2020 11:42 pm UTC

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According to astronomer Harrow Shapely, the poem Fire and Ice was created due to a conversation he had with Robert Frost. The topic of the end of the world came up and Shapely told Frost that Earth...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2015 11:05 pm UTC

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The world won't end twice, but according to the poem, it could end in one of two ways. Either it will end in fire or in ice. Whichever way it ends is ultimately of no importance; what matters is...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2020 9:31 am UTC

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The mood of this poem is contemplative, but it does not have the tone of gentle reflection we might more usually associate with contemplative poetry. On the contrary, the speaker approaches the...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2018 7:46 am UTC

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Alliteration occurs when words beginning with the same consonant are placed in close proximity. It was a chief way Anglo-Saxon poets created a sense of rhythm in their works. In this poem, there...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2020 1:32 am UTC

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Frost employs a pair of related metaphors, comparisons of two unalike things where one is said to be the other. The speaker claims that people have identified two possibilities for the destruction...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2020 2:46 pm UTC

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Although Robert Frost wrote during the same period as the modernist poets, he had a fraught relationship with modernism and is more closely affiliated with the English Georgian poets and the...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2018 8:59 pm UTC

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Tone is the speaker’s attitude toward the subject. A speaker’s tone is significant in a poem, because poems derive much of their meaning from tone. Although the tone is somewhat playful, it has...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2012 8:15 pm UTC

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It would be very easy to prove that the main theme of the Robert Frost poem "Fire and Ice" is the destructive nature of emotions run amok. Whether it be hate or love, both can consume us if they...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2010 11:34 am UTC

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Robert Frost's "Fire and Ice" combines a simple rhyme scheme with a rather dark message. The entirely of the poem reads as follows: Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2019 3:29 am UTC

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Frost was often intentionally elusive in his use of metaphors. In this poem, by using the universal symbols of fire and ice, he leaves the gate wide open for multiple interpretations. Although...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2009 2:13 pm UTC

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The strongest element of comparison between both poems is how the natural world is used to evoke a more profound condition of being. Frost uses the natural elements of fire and ice to discuss...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2013 11:12 am UTC

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The whole point of the poem is to present this as an ultimately meaningless choice. Whether the world comes to grief by fire or ice should not really concern us in the slightest; whatever happens...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2018 7:06 am UTC

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"Some say the world will end in fire,Some say in ice." ("Fire and Ice") A very literal reading of Robert Frost's poem would suggest that the speaker of the poem is, in fact, discussing the end of...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2012 1:57 pm UTC

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Frost plays with several other images in this poem. The idea of taste, and interacting with one's world through sensation is a powerful one. This reflects a notion of experience within the world,...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2009 9:28 am UTC

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The overall theme of the poem is the equal destructiveness of hate, or "ice," and desire, or "fire." Frost introduces what seems like a long-standing debate concerning which is the more...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2018 12:47 pm UTC

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I think it is important when you answer this question to make sure you realise how Frost uses fire and ice respectively as symbols. Of course, various scientists and other people have predicted...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2011 4:16 am UTC

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This question has been previously answered here on eNotes. Here is a link for you: http://www.enotes.com/poetry-robert-frost/q-and-a/what-some-literary-devices-from-poem-fire-ice-by-87457

Latest answer posted April 10, 2011 11:31 pm UTC

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That is a dilemma! Perhaps you can introduce the summary with a little background on Frost's circumstances for writing this poem and then do your synopsis. Your response should take the best part...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2010 12:37 am UTC

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