Nature And Nature In Robert Frost's Fire And Ice

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In Fire and Ice, Robert Frost illustrates with persuasive succinctness, the capability of natural reality and its forces’ in bringing destruction to the world. The role the natural world and its elements play in elucidating a philosophical state of existing in the world, correlates with I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud in which William Wordsworth narrates how the fusion between an individual’s psyche with the natural world allows for a better understanding of a person’s purpose in the world. By juxtaposing the presence of a clear philosophical stance offered by each poets, we see the obligations and authorial responsibilities foisted upon the reader by Frost, while Wordsworth resigns to blatancy with regards to how he envisions the world to be. With the embodiment of human perspectives of being in the world, both these depictions of nature show how the recognition of the strong connection between nature and one’s emotional sensibilities will in turn reap happiness.
The utilisation of natural elements (i.e. fire and ice) to explore the issue of human induced hate, desires and destruction in Frost’s literary work, allows for the reader to synthesise his/her own sense of understanding of both the “end” and the poem. Frost subtly compares acts of nature, such as natural disasters, to acts of humans. He does so by associating fire (Frost 4) to “desire”
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Frost’s poem presents no answers to clarify how he envisions the world to be, giving authorial responsibilities to the reader. Meanwhile, Wordsworth provides a more blatant stance as to how humans are to live their lives seamlessly with nature to perceive the real world. Therefore, a poem might appear to have a philosophical depth embedded in it, but it is up to the poet to offer a clear, easy and concise understanding if his visions to the
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