What is the central idea of the poem "Fire and Ice'?

Mankind has been consumed by desire(fire) and hardened by hate(ice). The poet says the world will end in war or in fragments caused by the ridgidity of heart and head.

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: The poet has tried to bring the difference between the fire and the ice, which represent two different kinds of people. According to the poet, the world can perish by fire and also by ice. Thus it can perish twice- one by fire and then by ice. The poet feels that the ice of hatred is as powerful as the fire of desire to bring complete end of this world.
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How can the world perish twice according to the poet
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