Robert Frost

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

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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Form: Epigram

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

  • Rookie Brian Dorn (7/19/2006 11:52:00 AM)

    With a name like Frost, you'd think he'd have favored ice? But, either way, by fire or ice, the point is well made. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie George Fitting (5/23/2006 4:20:00 PM)

    He's not saying he would like the world to end at all. The fire represents love and passion and his point is that those will destroy us before hate, but that hate is still perfectly capable of doing harm as well. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie K. Jared Hosein (2/28/2006 1:42:00 PM)

    I have always liked this poem because it presents the duality of a human. That enough coldness or even passion is presented in a soul, put in terms of Doomsday-esque metaphors. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Duncan Wyllie (2/12/2006 10:03:00 AM)

    Very powerful images Robert.Love Duncan (Report) Reply



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