Anaylsis of fire and ice by

Anaylsis of fire and ice by

Instead of maintaining a strictly scientific perspective on this debate, Frost introduces a more emotional side, associating passionate desire with fire and hatred with ice. In this context, it is hardly surprising that his work took on a grim look at the world, and that a topic such as the end of the world should rise out of these hard times. The only other sound's the sweep Of easy wind and downy flake. Aristotle basically said that to live a positive life the passions had to be controlled by reason, and that humans were the only ones capable of rational thought. Frost uses the meter as a powerful tool to enhance the meaning, understanding and impact of his poem. This is a poem of opinion yes, but opinion brought about by personal experience. For the speaker, the world will end in fire. The narrator first concludes that the world must end in fire after considering his personal experience with desire and passion, the emotions of fire. The regionalism of Frost's work, as well as the break from it that is represented by "Fire and Ice" can be seen in two of Frost's most famous poems. Fire and Ice sums up the process of world destruction. The results of hate are always bitter. If you listen to the video, read by Frost, it is possible to detect a hint of understatement in his voice. It is very close-knit, a glaring example of the style of condensation.

The theme of the poem is the destructiveness of the passions of love and hate. The two things are like fire that keeps burning in the mind and becomes difficult to stop until a particular agenda is achieved, like murder.

Fire and ice poem literary devices

In recent years, these discussions have centred around nuclear disaster, immense climate change, and general cynicism. It's a sort of chilli pepper in a fridge. The backward thrust of "fire" at the end of the fourth line seems to intensify the thought; the paired rhymes in the second half to lead such a natural pause after "great," that the octosyllabic line is permitted to break to give the seemingly internal rhyme after force and permit the laconic understatement of the last three words. Note that how poet has brought two different things together. Symbolism — Symbolism is the key to this poem. The third deals with the knowledge of the speaker, placing himself as a quasi-expert on the subject by saying "I think I know enough of hate. The results of hate are always bitter. This is because of global warming or what scientists refer to climate change. My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year. He rather vaguely suggests them to entertain the views of others, even if they are diverse and dissimilar. Ironically, Pilgrim and Weary, who lack any significant military training, are not killed and the highly trained scouts are. Meter in "Fire and Ice" The meter of "Fire and Ice" is irregular, although it does maintain an iambic foot throughout.

They show distinction between two things that seem to destroy the world even in the recent days. Also, the rhyming of "fire" and "ice" with themselves works to also create a sort of repetition, which in its own turn gives more attention to the imagery and concept of the physical "fire" and the physical "ice.

fire and ice poem analysis pdf

Or, not entirely. In fact, though the narrator first concludes that the world will end in fire, he ultimately admits that the world could just as easily end in ice; fire and ice, it seems, are strikingly similar.

What connotations of fire and ice contribute to the richness of frosts comparison

This is a poem of opinion yes, but opinion brought about by personal experience. Though the poem is short-sized, it is full of meaning. From what I've tasted of desire I hold with those who favour fire. Inferno also describes the deepest aspects of Hell as being simultaneously burning with flame and being submerged in unbreakable ice. For Frost in , life had certainly had its good days and bad days. But there is also a further suggestion: these two extremes are made so to encompass life as to be gathering up of all that may exist between them; all that may be swept away by them. It is unclear which element will destroy the world, but it is significant to note that fire and ice are the only options.

By using desire instead of lust, which is a broader word applicable to more things, Frost is equating simple desire with lust, therefore giving the word a darker association within the context of the poem, which works better for the creation of his warning as to the habits of humanity.

This a nonsensical thing to say following such a massacre Who Tamed Fire First? This gives the poem a rising feel as each word at line end is stressed. Symbolism — Symbolism is the key to this poem.

Who is the speaker in fire and ice

Thus for the poet, the hate which has emerged because of desire would also have destroyed the world if it were had to perish twice. In recent years, these discussions have centred around nuclear disaster, immense climate change, and general cynicism. It adds greatly to the cumulative effect of the poem, making it a real piece of fact and fancy. They use opaque things in their poems such as fire, ice, leopard and lion. Ice is something cold that has no warmth. Symbolically interpreting the poem, fire stands for the heat of love and passion, while ice for the cold of hate. This poem is known for its simplicity and biting message, as well as its call to stop and think, offering a different perspective on the end of everything. Delving deeper, if Frost took inspiration from Dante's Inferno, then it's necessary to relate these nine lines of the poem to the nine circles of hell mentioned in Dante's book and to also link the Greek philosopher Aristotle's ethical ideas about human nature, which Dante's book reflects. The third deals with the knowledge of the speaker, placing himself as a quasi-expert on the subject by saying "I think I know enough of hate. This was invented by none other than Dante in his Divine Comedy, so Frost may have borrowed the idea. Aristotle basically said that to live a positive life the passions had to be controlled by reason, and that humans were the only ones capable of rational thought.

Shapley claims to have told Frost that the world would end either when the sun exploded and incinerated the planet, or when the sun exploded and failed to incinerate the planet, leaving all remaining life on the planet to wither, freeze, and die.

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Robert Frost: Poems “Fire and Ice” () Summary and Analysis