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

  • Sebastian Letelier (11/6/2006 6:16:00 PM)

    this poem is great because it can be viewed in many different ways. it can be love and hate, it can also be ment literally, like the armageddon theory versus ice age theory. but the biggest reason that i like this poem is because it is so true... (Report) Reply

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  • Brian Dorn 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

  • 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

  • K. Jared Hosein 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

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

    Very powerful images Robert.Love Duncan (Report) Reply










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