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Fire And Ice Analysis

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Robert Frost had always been interested in poetry even from a young age. He graduated from Lawrence High School at the top of his class along with Elinor White, who he fell in love with. He and Elinor then went their separate ways, while he went on to attend Dartmouth College she attended St. Lawrence University. He and Elinor did get married a few year later when they both had graduated and Robert was working different jobs as he was having no luck trying to publish his poems in the United States. Because he was not able to get any of his poems published he moved to England in hopes of better luck. After only a short time he managed to get a view works published in England and the news of ...view middle of the document...

For example in his poem The Road Not Taken, he talks about how he has taken the longer less traveled road which will bring him new experiences, instead of taken the road already traveled by many which leads to the same place everyone else is going.
In the poem Fire and Ice, Robert Frost uses the narrator to express his opinion on the world through experiences he himself has had. The first two lines introduce two ways the world could parish, either by fire, which could represent the desire he felt to make his dreams reality, or by ice, which could represent the tough times he went through, such as when he was first out of school and was doing jobs because he needed to get by not because he actually enjoyed doing them. These lines could have also represented the times when he lost his two children in the middle of trying to operate and failing chicken farm. In the third and fourth lines of the poem the narrator states, “From what I've tasted of desire, I hold with those who favor fire.” He then states in the last lines of the poem,” 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.” This shows that he could see the world ending in two ways, but either way the world will come to an end.
The argument of how the world will end has also been debated in the world of science. While some say that the world will end with fire, some believe that we will go through another ice age. This shows how Robert Frost has not only been able to incorporate feelings he has had throughout his own life, but he can also write in a way that relates to real world issues. By finding a way to add in the more human base emotions,” Frost introduces a more emotional side, associating passionate desire with fire and hatred with ice” (Frost). By introducing the more emotional side of things Frost is able to expand his audience, and he is able to add different viewpoints to this one poem,...

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