what is the central idea of the poem fire and ice
I feel that this poem has a great message.
It tells us of where our world is going when it comes to social relations. I feel that Frost is highlighting that either there's going to be a really big harsh open hate among people or jealousy that will end thew world when he talks about fire.
When talking about ice, he probably means something like cold war, or humans having cold hearts, not mixing with others of their society and unaware of kith and kin.
He is probably not talking about actual physical end of the world, but the end of good in here with the end of our social relations.
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The poem fire and ice has a deep meaning and it. Fire and ice are two powerful elements of the earth. In this poem poet talks about the end of the world by two elements, first by the fire it will end with eruptions of volcanoes, meteos and asteroid but by the ice it will end due to hatred, jealousy, ego and discrimination between the people living in the world they will end the world theirselves.
CENTRAL IDEA OF THE POEM
This is a symbolic poem wherein
1. Fire - a symbol for desire, greed, list, avarice
2. Ice - a symbol for hate, hatred, insensitivity
The poet mentions that both fire and ice can bring probable end of this world. The poet talks about how fire represents desire and can therefore be a cause of the end of the world. He also mentions that ice can be the second cause of the end of the world. Too much desire or fire can consume any relationship while hate can be equally destructive.