THE POEM " FIRE AND ICE"  carries with it very deep thematic ideas.elaborate 


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In 'Fire and Ice', Frost presents two of the darkest traits of humanity: the capacity to hate and the capacity to be consumed by desire. Frost gives a powerful statement on the subject of greed and jealousy, saying that it is most likely to lead to the world's demise. Desire is the cause of the war. Frost then attributes hatred with the same capacity to do harm.  He prefers the idea of meeting his end at the hands of Fire that represents passion, rather than to ice that stands for stagnation.He alludes to ice being the catalyst of hate. The poem conveys the theme of “Carpe Diem” (seize the day) in its reference to the fact that the end of days is unknown to all. Frost prefers the idea of going out in a blaze of glory to the idea of dying cold, dispassionate, and stagnant.


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