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Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice


by Robert Frost

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"Fire and Ice" was printed as the epigraph to the third installment of popular novelist Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, titled Eclipse. But you know what's weird? Frost's first, self-published book of poems was titled, yes, Twilight. (Source)

The Harvard astronomer Harlow Shapley claimed that "Fire and Ice" was inspired by a conversation he had with Frost about the end of the world. (Source)

Speaking of the end of the world, scientists have estimated that a large asteroid hits the earth "every 100 million years or so." (Source)

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