Fire and Ice

Aaron Huxford

Fire and Ice by Robert Frost

1 Some say the world will end in fire,
2 Some say in ice.
3 From what I've tasted of desire
4 I hold with those who favor fire.
5 But if it had to perish twice,
6 I think I know enough of hate
7 To say that for destruction ice
8 Is also great
9 And would suffice.


The world will most likely end due to the human trait of desire, but Frost would not be surprised if hate destroyed the world.




Why I liked this poem

I believe the world will end due to both desire and hate because there have been close calls more than once due to these human traits. One example is the Cold War because the United States wanted democracy to rule the world, and Russia wanted communism. However, they started fighting based on hatred of each other, and, as a result, the Cuban missile crisis occurred. Humans will not exist when the sun burns out; they will come to their demise from desire and hate.