Fire And Ice By Robert Frost

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The great debate of whether the world will end in a fiery ball of destruction or a frozen wasteland has baffled the minds of many people. A man named Robert Frost has written a poem called "Fire and Ice" that describes his thoughts on how he would prefer to leave this world. Upon reading this poem, the reader can derive two distinct meanings of fire and ice; one being of actual fire and ice destroying the world, and the other having symbols for the fire and ice, such as fire being desire or passion and ice being hatred and deceit. Although this poem is one of his shortest poems with only nine lines, it is also one of the most famous works that he has ever created. The poem "Fire and Ice" was written in the early 1920 's and was published in 1923. World War I was the biggest war of its time and was meant to be the war that ended all wars. In the year 1914, an Austrian Archduke named Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist. This incident sparked many other events that will lead to the outbreak of the biggest war that the world has ever seen. World War I was fought primarily between the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire) and the Allied Powers (Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, and Japan), lasting four long years and ending in November of 1918. At the end of World War I, nearly twenty-one million soldiers had been wounded and the war cost the lives of roughly 19 million people; 9 million being soldiers, and the other 10
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