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Fire and Ice
By: Robert Frost

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Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if I had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say thay for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

“Fire and Ice” is the best poem I think personally because while it is one of his most popular poems ever, it also has a very compelling and destructive tone to it. It is short but very latent with visual cues that make you really think about the world and how it could end in either of these situations. Armageddon as it is known has been a fascination and intensely studied subject throughout human history, even getting mentioned in the Bible.  He also does a great job of using Alliteration in this poem, combing “fire” and “desire” as well as “twice” with “ice”.

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