The Seven Deadly Sins

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In the poem “Fire and Ice” by Robert Frost, the incorporation of Deadly Sins, such as lust and wrath, is prevalent. The use of these sins allows the reader to feel passion and hatred throughout the poem. In Christianity, the Seven Deadly Sins are defined as “transgressions which are fatal to spiritual progress” (Deadly Sins). Lust is defined as “a very strong sexual desire” (Cambridge Dictionary), and wrath is defined as “extreme anger” (Cambridge Dictionary). Firstly, incorporation of the sin lust helps to create feelings of passion within the reader. Reference to lust is found in the first half of the poem where Frost states, “From what I’ve tasted of desire/ I hold with those who favor fire” (3-4). Desire is often associated with lust,
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