Robert Frost 's Poem ' Fire And Ice ' Essay

801 Words Apr 20th, 2016 4 Pages
Many Americans consider Robert Frost as one of the best poets of the twentieth century. Frost was a professor, writer, and lover to his wife Elinor, Robert and Elinor had six children together, Roberts’ family was his main muse for writing the chilling poems and short stories that he did. He was a poet who embraced his pain and put them into wonderfully crafted words that explain everything that is happening in the story without using more words than necessary. Frost was an expert with dealing with grief and loneliness. He buried four of his kids and wife before he died at the age of eighty-eight in nineteen sixty-three. Frosts’ writing was heavily influenced by what happened during his lifetime and evolved more in a darker hue with all the deaths that he lived through are prominent in “Fire and Ice”, “Draft Horse”, and “Two Tramps in Mud Time”.
In the poem “Fire and Ice” there is a noticeable theme of death present. His father was a known drunk, his father was also violent and in the line “I think I know enough of hate” could be referring to the fact that liquor is fire that brought so much violence to his childhood. That if he had to die a second time he would choose ice for it seemed less painful or simply less damage would be done to the surroundings but still a suitable death. Additional debates claim it is just stating exactly as the poem says, “Some say the world will end in fire/ Some say in ice.” whether fire or ice will destroy us, but its all about which darkness…

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