A detailed analysis of the themes, structure, symbolism, scientific background, and use of understatement, parallelism, and rhyme of one of Frost’s most popular poems, “Fire and Ice.”
The two-page student handout section, which has blanks which your students can fill in, is suitable as an in-class activity or for homework. An Answer Key is provided on a separate sheet.
Not as part of the student handout are two-pages of additional notes on “Fire and Ice” and a general discussion of Frost’s life and the themes and stylistic features of his poetry. Some of these comments you may wish to incorporate into your class’s discussion of “Fire and Ice.”
Prepared by Professor William Tarvin, Ph.D., who has published many articles on literature in scholarly journals.