Both “Fire and Ice” and “Nothing Gold Can Stay” are great reads. They have their differences, but they have similarity’s as well. Having the common themes, while staying unique is impressive. The shortness of good things, stressed in the first poem. As well as the argument of how the world will end. These poems by Robert Frost make you think, that is what makes them so memorable.
Richard Blanco is a Cuban- American poet who was given the oppurunity to write an inaugaration poem for Barack Obama's second swearing-in. He wrote a poem titled "One Today" that praised the good and unique things about the United States and also the everyday people who's daily routines help to make America the proud country that it is.
In the poem, Frost is the narrator and he is speaking to the readers. The issue that Frost discusses is if the world will end in a blazing fire or in freezing ice. Based on the poem, Frost believes he would perish by fire because in verses 3 and 4 he wrote: From what I've tasted of desire, I hold with those who favor fire. But in verses 5, 6, 7, and 8 Frost wrote: But if it had to perish twice, I think I know
When having a conversation with someone it is easy to know how they are feeling by the tone in their voice. If a person is being funny, they tend to have a smile on their face, but when a person is angry about a particular subject, the tone of their voice becomes extremely loud and overbearing. While reading novels or short stories the characters tone is distinguishable because of the author's use of exclamation points or italicized words. These make the reader understand the characters emotions and feelings throughout the entire book. As for poems, the tone is not as recognizable. A reader is not capable of understanding the tone from just simply glancing at a few words. The tone is derived from several words and
It again reinforces the thematic concern of the overall theme. The tone does not change throughout the poem suggesting the constant constraint the poet felt. This is created by words such as "rage", "smouldering" and "furious". Which again highlights the irritation the poet herself felt due to the lack of freedom on the poetic inspirations. Therefore, the tone creates a sense of "life as bleak".
To analyze the poem better I took each word as if it symbolized a certain characteristic. In lines three and four, "From what I've tasted of desire I hold those who favor fire" it led me to believe that Frost was trying to use desire as a metaphor to fire. Desire, can usually be used a negative or a positive manner depending on the context it's use. In the poem I think that Frost is using it in a negative sense, because he is uses words like end, perish, and destruction in the poem. Negatively the word desire can mean the drive to win or receive something at any cost, the urge for power, which is very destructive. In lines six and nine "I think I know enough of hate to say that for destruction ice is also great and would suffice". Saying that ice is a metaphor to hate. The word hate is worldly known to have a negative condensation. Hate is also
Poetry has a role in society, not only to serve as part of the aesthetics or of the arts. It also gives us a view of what the society is in the context of when it was written and what the author is trying to express through words. The words as a tool in poetry may seem ordinary when used in ordinary circumstance. Yet, these words can hold more emotion and thought, however brief it was presented.
Imagery sets the mood, which affects the readers’ minds as they read. The vivid sensory details and variety of connotation leads to multiple emotions. In Piercy’s poem, similes control the story, taking the readers on a sensory journey as it intensifies the meaning behind the idea. The structure “[makes] a pattern of chaos” (Kort-10) that is able to tie back to a richer meaning. However, in Merwin’s poem, there is not as many whimsical connection to sentences. Rather it has a “deeply introspective volume” (Bosewell-2) that helps intensify the meaning behind each line. Conversely, Merwin does work will melancholy sound devices that relate back to the serious subject. This ideas separates Merwin’s work since he wanted to “[develop] a different style”( Bosewell-2) which shows through his thorough topic descriptions. Nevertheless, the depth is still shown through the complex comparison between the prodigious world and the opulent
Though given tone, the author also implements mood into the poem. Mood is the emotional feeling created in the reader throughout the poem. One of the many ways that mood is created is through the tone of the author. Creating mood through tone is when “The attitude of the writer, speaker, or narrator evokes feelings and emotions
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.
“Fire and Ice” is a poem written by Robert Frost in 1923. The poem’s purpose is to outline the fate of the world. First, Frost uses a narrator to give his own personal take on the question of the end of the world. It is shown first that the world must end in fire, after considering his own experience with things such as passion and desire, emotions that would traditionally symbolize the spark of a fire. However, in line five, the narrator begins to reconsider the world's death to ice. Relating ice to hatred, the narrator concludes that ice would be equally destructive and damning for the world. To convey his meaning, Frost uses language that seems to be light, but to the reader feels heavy and dark. The way Frost has written the poem is in a way that he is guiding the reader to picture two very different scenes and connect them together.
The first lines: “Some say the world will end in fire/Some in Ice” (1-2). On a literal level, “the world” means the earth, it is not a metaphor for anything in a literal sense. Therefore the meaning of the earth will end is geological. The cause will be natural. Therefore when “fire” ends the world, it metaphorically represents the world overheating through global warming. When “ice” is the cause, it represents the world freezing over in an ice age. However, Robert Frost adds a twist to the scientific outlook by adding in informal personal pronouns and by giving examples of both fire and ice. He transforms the metaphors into symbolic
To Burn or to Freeze? In Robert Frost’s “Fire and Ice”, the speaker demonstrates an argument between people who think the world will end with fire while other think the world will end with ice. The speaker expresses how humans have the power to harm or destroy one another. Humans can destroy themselves or others morally, mentally, physically.