Imagery in "Fire and Ice" Poem Review

Imagery in "Fire and Ice"
An analysis of the poem "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost.
# 127924 | 968 words | 4 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Jun 16, 2010 in Literature (American) , Literature (Poetry)

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The paper looks at the poem "Fire and Ice" and how Frost effectively uses the imagery of fire and ice to describe the end of two worlds. The paper explains why Frost chose these specific elements of fire and ice and the catastrophic event of the end of the world. The paper also paints a picture of Frost's life and the time period in which "Fire and Ice" was written.

From the Paper:

"This is an analysis of the poem Fire and Ice by Robert Frost in the year 1923. In his poem, Frost likens the end of a relationship to the end of the world. He relates the emotions of desire and hate to fire and ice, respectively. He explains that through his experiences with these emotions, he can logically see how either fire or ice would do an adequate job of destroying the earth. Frost uses understandable images to symbolically explain how "fire" and "ice" can end relationships, and the world."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Academy of American Poets (1997). Robert Frost. Retrieved from
  • Frost, R. (1923). Fire and ice. In R. DiYanni (Ed.), Literature: approaches to fiction, poetry, and drama (683). Location: McGraw-Hill, New York, NY
  • Gilder Lehman Institute of American History (2002). Guided readings: the jazz age - the American 1920s. Retrieved from
  • Poetry Foundation, The (2002). Robert Frost(1874-1963). Retrieved from

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