Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice Robert Frost By: W. M. Fire and Ice Some say the world will end in fire Some say in ice From what Ive tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire But if I had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice

Is also great And would suffice Brief Interpretation Fire and Ice is a complete allusion to Dantes Inferno. Robert Frosts poem condenses what Dante writes in his book about Hell. Frost tells about how he agrees with Dante that the deepest realms of hell are icy. He also uses

figurative language to portray what Hell looks like as well as who is imprisoned there. Robert Frost refers to the different reasons that sinners are sent to Hell and the degree of consequence for wrongdoing on Earth. Frosts rhythm and rhyme schemes also suppose that his work is an allusion to Dantes

Inferno. Robert Frost also uses alliteration to enhance his poem. To add great meaning to his poem Fire and Ice, Frost compares two very different elements to portray one great concept. Allusion Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice.

Symbolism Nine lines in the poem From what Ive tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice To say that for destruction ice world will end Fire and Ice Rhythm

I think I know enough of hate Longer lines Shorter Linesfour stressed two stressed syllables Rhyme Scheme Triple repetition on the word ice

1. 2. 3. Twice Ice Suffice ABA ABC BCB rhyme scheme

Alliteration Some say the world will end in fire Some say in ice I hold with those who favor fire

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