so simple............&........so deep. Like a koan.
Sathe, if you believe man's greed will end the world, I think you hold with fire.........greed being desire to the extreme. But of course hate is also great. I believe the poet knew that it will be mankind that will start the destruction of the earth should it come, whichever way the earth responds - be it fire, or ice or whatever.
To say i chose fire would be wrong, but with ice also has the same outcome. Death can come in many ways. But the end of the world is a different story. There are many ways it could happen so i guess if i had to chose, i would hold with those who favor fire. But ice is great and would suffice. :)
This story is about the world being destroyed. People say that either fire or ice could end the world. More people said that the fire will end the world, while less people said that they think the world will end by ice. Even both fire and ice can create huge damage, the narrator thinks that the fire would finish the world.
The title Fire and Ice says that the world will end, either by fire or ice, or maybe even both. The author agrees and thinks that fire would destroy the world. Robert Frost had a discussion with a Harvard astronomer, Harlow Shapley, about how the world would end, either by incineration or a permanent ice age.
There is a rhyme scheme in this poem. The first set is fire, desire, and fire. The first set is all about fire because desire is what the narrator has about the fire. The second set is ice, twice, ice, and suffice. The second set is about ice because twice is when the ice destroys the world and suffice is to show how destructive ice will be. The last set is hate and great. The last set represents expressions because the author shows hate to ice and the destructiveness is great for the ice.
Some people said that the fire will end the world while some people said ice will. From what the narrator experienced and saw, he thought that the fire would end the world. If there was a second chance for the world to end, the ice would also be able to destroy the world with a damage that is equivalent to fire.
The author is trying to say that the world will end in fire, or be incinerated. From the link here(http: //www.english.illinois.edu/MAPS/poets/a_f/frost/fireice.htm) you can see how Robert Frost got inspired to write this poem after having a conversation with a Harvard astronomer.
What a vivid and lovely poem, I recently have got into the reading of poems and I thought I would read some from Robert Frost. This is the first one I have read from him and I like it very much indeed. It has such meaning and life to it.