Inspiration. According to one of Frost’s biographers, “Fire and Ice” was inspired by a passage in Canto 32 of Dante’s Inferno, in which the worst offenders of hell (the traitors) are submerged up to their necks in ice while in a fiery hell: “a lake so bound with ice, / It did not look like water, but like a glass
- 1 Why did the author write the poem fire and ice?
- 2 What does the poem fire and ice symbolize?
- 3 What message does the poet want to convey through the poem Fire and Ice?
- 4 How has the poet used symbolism in the poem Fire and Ice?
- 5 What is the main idea of the poem?
- 6 How did the poet use symbolism in the poem Fire and Ice to convey his message effectively extreme of everything will lead to the end?
The poem is a work of eschatology —writing about the end of the world—and poses two possible causes for this end: fire and ice. The speaker uses these natural elements as symbols for desire and hatred, respectively, arguing that both emotions left unchecked have the capacity to destroy civilization itself.
What does the poem fire and ice symbolize?
In Robert Frost’s “Fire and Ice,” fire represents desire and ice hatred. “Fire and Ice” is predicting the end of the world; fire and ice being the two vices in which the speaker discusses could possibly lead to the end of our existence.
What message does the poet want to convey through the poem Fire and Ice?
Through the poem “Fire and Ice’ poet wants to convey that the world will come to an end either by fire or by ice. Fire here stands for desire and greed and Ice stands for hatred and rigidity. The more we satisfy our greed, the more it increases. Similarly, hatred is also ruining humans slowly.
How has the poet used symbolism in the poem Fire and Ice?
Answer: The poet conveys the message effectively. Fire symbolises desire and greed while ice symbolises hatred and a cold ungrateful attitude towards others.
What is the main idea of the poem?
Answer: The central idea of a poem is the poem’s theme or ‘what it’s about’ if you like. Although many shy away from poems being ‘about’ something, at the end of the day, the poet had something in mind when it was written, and that something is the central idea, whatever it is or might have been.
How did the poet use symbolism in the poem Fire and Ice to convey his message effectively extreme of everything will lead to the end?
Answer: ‘Fire’ symbolises desire and ‘Ice’ symbolises hatred. This kind of desire can lead people to destruction in the form of bankruptcy or even broken relationships. Frost’s poem speaks on the issue of greed corrupting people and even society.