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“ FIRE AND ICE” by Robert Frost
Some say the world will end in fire,
 
Some say in ice.
 
From what I’ve 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.
 
Interpretation and  Symbolism
The world will end in one of two ways…
Fire Symbolized as desire, or selfishness.
 
It consumes people until they think of nothing but themselves and what they want. Because of selfishness, the world and th...
 
Ice Symbolized as hate, which can take two forms:
Indifference
 
Or an outright expression of hate
 
At first, Frost states that he believes desire is what will destroy us, not hatred. But then he changes his mind and says ...
Application People destroy others with selfishness and hatred. If we continue this, we will also destroy the rest of the w...
Robert Frost 1874 -1963
Robert Frost <ul><li>Frost was born in San Francisco. His parents were both teachers, Frost was therefore exposed to liter...
<ul><li>Frost became successful as a poet with his work “My Butterfly: An Elegy.” </li></ul><ul><li>He married Elinor Miri...
Elinor Miriam White
<ul><li>In 1900, both Robert Frost’s son Eliot and his mother died. This affected his writing tremendously. </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Robert Frost had tremendous success as a poet and won the Pulitzer Prize four times. He wrote “Fire and Ice” in 19...
<ul><li>&quot;He has bequeathed his nation a body of imperishable verse from which Americans will forever gain joy and und...
 
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  1. 1. “ FIRE AND ICE” by Robert Frost
  2. 2. Some say the world will end in fire,
  3. 4. Some say in ice.
  4. 6. From what I’ve tasted of desire
  5. 8. I hold with those who favor fire.
  6. 10. But if I had to perish twice,
  7. 11. I think I know enough of hate
  8. 13. To say that for destruction ice
  9. 15. Is also great
  10. 17. And would suffice.
  11. 19. Interpretation and Symbolism
  12. 20. The world will end in one of two ways…
  13. 21. Fire Symbolized as desire, or selfishness.
  14. 23. It consumes people until they think of nothing but themselves and what they want. Because of selfishness, the world and the people in it are ultimately abandoned.
  15. 25. Ice Symbolized as hate, which can take two forms:
  16. 26. Indifference
  17. 28. Or an outright expression of hate
  18. 30. At first, Frost states that he believes desire is what will destroy us, not hatred. But then he changes his mind and says that it really doesn’t matter because either way, the world will end because of people.
  19. 31. Application People destroy others with selfishness and hatred. If we continue this, we will also destroy the rest of the world.
  20. 32. Robert Frost 1874 -1963
  21. 33. Robert Frost <ul><li>Frost was born in San Francisco. His parents were both teachers, Frost was therefore exposed to literature at an early age and grew to love it. </li></ul><ul><li>As a student, Frost excelled in all areas, including sports. </li></ul>
  22. 34. <ul><li>Frost became successful as a poet with his work “My Butterfly: An Elegy.” </li></ul><ul><li>He married Elinor Miriam White in 1895. Like his own parents, both Frost and White became teachers. They had six children together. </li></ul><ul><li>Elinor was a huge inspiration to Frost in his poetry. </li></ul>
  23. 35. Elinor Miriam White
  24. 36. <ul><li>In 1900, both Robert Frost’s son Eliot and his mother died. This affected his writing tremendously. </li></ul><ul><li>But soon Frost and his family were traveling the world: from New Hampshire to England. </li></ul><ul><li>Upon returning from England, Frost became an English teacher at Amherst College and later started the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. </li></ul>
  25. 37. <ul><li>Robert Frost had tremendous success as a poet and won the Pulitzer Prize four times. He wrote “Fire and Ice” in 1920. </li></ul><ul><li>Frost became friends with other imagists such as Ezra Pound and Edward Thomas. </li></ul><ul><li>He died in 1963 and has been compared to other great authors like Mark Twain. </li></ul>
  26. 38. <ul><li>&quot;He has bequeathed his nation a body of imperishable verse from which Americans will forever gain joy and understanding. &quot; </li></ul><ul><li>– John F. Kennedy </li></ul>Biographical source: http://www.online-literature.com/frost/
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