Fire And Ice By Robert Frost Analysis

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Robert Frost was a great poet for many reasons. He was well known for the complexity of his poems and the imagery associated with it. He describes places, people, and interactions between them that you wouldn’t think about. He also used very intricate diction in his writing so everyone could understand and appreciate his work. The reason why he appeals to most people is that he tells life lesson’s in his poems. When you read a piece of his art you feel like you get all the benefits. One of Frost’s more popular poems is “Fire and Ice” and this poem is short but hits you with raw emotion. It explores the two forces and how they bring destruction to the world, while, “The Mending Wall," is slower paced and shows us that humans like separations…show more content…
Anyone could understand his poems from a literary aspect but the deeper meaning of his poems was trickier to decipher. This elementary diction was used in both “Fire and Ice” and “The Mending Wall”. The writing style in “Fire and Ice” draws a lot more attention to certain concepts and ideas. It also seems like the writing style is more direct but that is associated with the length of the poem. From the title, we know that two elements are being compared and Frost uses fire and ice as antonyms for describing love and hate. This writing style is used to represent different emotions fire and ice can be. In “The Mending Wall," there are examples of diction that portray Frost 's word choices. Frost’s writing style highlights the parallels between the discussion of desire(ice) and hate(fire). He uses sensuous verbs to describe these two factors by saying, “I think…. I know…”, it means that the poet is confused and his life experiences have influenced the poem. Among the noteworthy words are also the word desire. He uses this word to preserve the rhyme scheme in a better fashion. Whenever the word desire is used it usually gets replaced by lust, this word carries a deeper more impactful connotation. By using desire instead of lust, he leaves the poem open to more variations, rather than lust which is more one dimensional. Frost equates simple desire with lust, therefore giving it a darker meaning…show more content…
Heading back to the word “desire," we know that this word plays an important part in “Fire and Ice”. This word is closely associated with love and it has many other sides: commitment, affection, and responsibility, to name a few. Desire is the fundamental emotion when it comes to love, but it can also be destructive. In "Fire and Ice” the poem argues that desire could bring about the end of the world. There are many different forms desire takes, the first being a car, but romantic desire is the most powerful. Another interpretation of the poem is the contrast between the poems serious message-that hatred and indifference are equally destructive. I believe that the speaker is making a significant comment about the human condition. The speaker in “Fire and Ice” is intuitive for thinking that the world will end in two ways, both of these forces are equally destructive figuratively and literally. Fire and Ice are both aspects of nature and can turn destructive; an example would be a house burning down, or an avalanche. Those are the literal meanings of fire and ice, but the figurative meanings are fire would be desire and ice would be hatred. Both of these elements can hurt people, causing pain and destruction in their wake. Why does the speaker choose desire to be more destructive? Is desire even bad? Desire is how we know what we want and the foundation of our goals. Desire isn’t always about love, it

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