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Fire And Ice (poem) - NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English

NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English Chapter 13 Fire And Ice (poem) are provided here with simple step-by-step explanations. These solutions for Fire And Ice (poem) are extremely popular among class 10 students for English Fire And Ice (poem) Solutions come handy for quickly completing your homework and preparing for exams. All questions and answers from the NCERT Book of class 10 English Chapter 13 are provided here for you for free. You will also love the ad-free experience on Meritnation’s NCERT Solutions. All NCERT Solutions for class 10 English are prepared by experts and are 100% accurate.

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Question 2:

For Frost, what do ‘fire’ and ‘ice’ stand for? Here are some ideas:

Greed

Avarice

Cruelty

Lust

Conflict

Fury

Intolerance

Rigidity

Insensitivity

Coldness

Indifference

Hatred

Answer:

Fire’ stands for greed, avarice, lust, conflict and fury. ‘Ice’ stands for cruelty, intolerance, rigidity, insensitivity, coldness, indifference and hatred.

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Question 3:

What is the rhyme scheme of the poem? How does it help in bringing out the contrasting ideas in the poem?

Answer:

The rhyme scheme of the poem is as follows:

1st stanza: a b a a

2nd stanza: a b a b a

The contrasting ideas of ‘fire’ and ‘ice’ are presented using this rhyme scheme. He mentions that both fire and ice are probable ends of this world. While he talks about how fire represents desire and can therefore be a cause of the end of the world, he also mentions ice in between to symbolise that the coldness and indifference towards one another will also be enough to end the world. In the second stanza, he says that he knows of enough hate in the world to be sure that even destruction through ice would be sufficient to bring about the end of the world.



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