Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #4

Is also great
And would suffice. (lines 8-9)

Wait, so what was the choice? The speaker kind of skirted the issue. The end of the poem suggests that it doesn't matter whether fire or ice ends the earth. Nobody is going to be around to say, "I told you so!" The speaker wants to show that ice is an underrated force of destruction.

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