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Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice

by Robert Frost

Analysis: What's Up With the Title?

The title is a straightforward clue to what the poem is about. But, when you think about it, "Fire or Ice" might have been a more obvious title, considering that the poem describes an argument over which of these forces will destroy the world. The title raises the possibility that fire and ice can coexist at the same time, maybe even in the same person.

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