For Frost in 1920, life had certainly had its good days and bad days. The poem is wrapped up in an epigram speculating about the end of the world. In 1912, Frost and Elinor decided to sell the farm in New Hampshire and move to England, where more publishers will be willing to take a chance on new poets. Another event of note is a recollection by American astronomer Harlow Shapley, who recalled meeting with Robert Frost and discussing the end of the world. Let us understand why he has associated hatred with ice, and also why destruction by ice is following destruction by fire.
Meaning There are some words within the lines which the meaning is implicitly told by the author. The two aspects of ice and fire show war faced by the world today due to hate and desire. The time Frost spent in England was one of the most significant periods in his life though it was short. That is why crimes of passion are easily relatable. The symbolism of fire, along with the denotations and connotations, further add to the meaning of the poem. This is a nine-line poem: Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. Once the two aspects overwhelm one, he or she becomes restless.
Fire, when uncontrolled, viciously consumes all around it, wanting more and more as it grows. The poem varies between two meter lengths either eight syllable or four syllable. There's room for desire, provided it's not all-consuming. Shapley responded that either the sun will explode and incinerate the Earth, or the Earth will somehow escape this fate only to end up slowly freezing in deep space. Emmet Rosenfeld notes that the use of alliteration in Fire and Ice creates a sing-song effect that helps to establish the mood of the poem 1.
Hatred is taken to be an ice-cold emotion. He is owning up to having this feeling himself, so we can also say that he is being very honest with us. The following claims have been made in the favour of this argument. Except that Frost's poem is not about natural disasters. Rhyme Rhyme is the repetition of similar sounds. The aim is aphorism—the slaying of the elusive Truth-beast with one unerring stroke.
In popular culture The fantasy writer has said that the title of his series was partly inspired by the poem. Robert Frost is one of the most important American poets of the 20th century. The second image of ice is also used in the title and twice in the poem. Ideas have been packed up into the texture of this poem. We all know how ferocious a wild, untamed beast can be. The speaker determines that either option would achieve its purpose sufficiently well. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice.
When in the hold of a fervent desire, man loses his capability for rational thinking. Questions or concerns regarding any poems found here should be addressed to us using our. The poem can also be interpreted a bit literally as science often claim that the world can end in two possible ways: global warming or some sort of solar explosion fire and dawn of ice age ice. The poem is written in iambic pentameter, but is varied several times to emphasize the meaning of the poem. The poem says the world will end with fire and at the same time with ice. As a result of this rise in temperatures, weather conditions all over earth are changing like never before.
This poem considers the human actions, desire and hate, and how it can destroy our world. Works Cited Arp, Thomas R. Here, fire also symbolizes base passion, or so to say sexual desire. Although the meter is changed several times throughout the poem, the rhythm is unchanged. Short, crisp, and to-the-point, he conveys a very profound message in just 9 lines. Ice and fire also represent two extremes which, on a grand enough scale, could cause immense damage, and are fitting metaphors for harbingers of death. They use opaque things in their poems such as, fire, ice, leopard and lion.
It could be a celestial happening, as stated by the astronomer mentioned earlier. Here, the 'end of the world' could either mean doom or the Apocalypse, as stated in religious texts like the Bible. The first change occurs in the second line when the pentameter is replaced by dimeter. This is similar to another age-old question: whether it would be preferable to freeze to death or burn to death. That is perhaps why when we hate someone and we choose to ignore them, it is said that we are giving them the cold shoulder. The concise, even terse pace of the poem stands in stark contrast with the abstract seriousness of the topic. In this poem, it uses end rhyme, which occurs at the end of the lines.