Fire and Ice
Fire and Ice
by Robert Frost

Tough-O-Meter

We’ve got your back. With the Tough-O-Meter, you’ll know whether to bring extra layers or Swiss army knives as you summit the literary mountain. (10 = Toughest)

(2) Sea Level

This poem is often taught to students who are new to poetry because it provides a crash course in symbolism and rhyme. You could spend hours puzzling over what the symbols mean, but you'll probably never feel frustrated or intimidated. The poem has secrets and mysteries to offer to readers of any level or experience. If you ever needed proof that basic language and ideas can make a profound statement, "Fire and Ice" is a great example.

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