Fire And Ice By Robert Frost Essay

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The final ending of the world is in question to many individuals. In the short poem, “Fire and Ice”, by Robert Frost, he outlines a familiar topic, the fate of the world’s destruction. In nine lines, Frost conveys the contradiction of the two choices for the world’s end. Frost uses symbolism to convey the meaning of fire and ice as symbols for human behavior and emotion. This poem revolves around two major symbols. These symbols are fire and ice. Fire is used as a symbol of desire. Desire is a strong feeling of wanting to have something. Desire can also be associated with greed. In lines three and four, “From what I 've tasted of desire/ I hold with those who favor fire.”, the emotions that the speaker evokes gives the idea that he has experienced desire. This connects the symbol of fire to human behavior with the word “tasted”, meaning the speaker makes a personal connection to the recollection of when he experienced desire. …show more content…

Hate is an easy concept to make a connection to. The speaker uses lines six, seven and eight, “I think I know enough of hate/ To say that for destruction ice/ Is also great”, to evoke the emotion of hatred. The connection to human behavior happens when the speaker uses the word, “I”. This interprets the speaker has dealt with hatred on a personal level and is now applying it to the idea of the destruction of the world. The personal connections that are created by the symbols fire and desire and ice and hatred, allow the connections of applications to everyday life. The symbols can also interpret as a broader warning. The symbol of fire is a warning for the everyday vices that come with the concept of desire. The symbol of ice is a warning for the hatred present in everyday life. These connections make it easier for the reader to understand the effectiveness and impact of the

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