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Fire and Ice by Robert Frost


"Fire and Ice" is a poem written by Robert Frost. This poem is about how the world would end. To be cheeky, Frost says he thinks it could be fire simply because he knows that desire can cause destruction. However, he also knows that ice could also do the job. He's speaking about being "cold" to someone.

This poem is written as nine lines in one stanza. It is rhymed as ABAABCBCB.


Fire and Ice

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
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.

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Literary Movement
19th Century


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