Robert Frost's Fire and Ice: Analysis & Theme


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In Robert Frost's poem, ''Fire and Ice,'' what do 'fire' and 'ice' together represent?

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1. Why would one be destroyed by fire, according to Frost in ''Fire and Ice''?

2. What is the implied theme or moral in Frost's poem, ''Fire and Ice''?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to make sure you understand the meaning of Robert Frost's Fire and Ice. You will need to explain the key themes of this famous poem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of questions you'll see if you know about:

  • The source of destruction brought by fire
  • What these two opposing concepts represent
  • The central theme of this famous poem

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related material, such as what fire and ice represent in this poem
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the themes of Robert Frost's Fire & Ice in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the theme of this poem that relates to desire
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what causes the destructive effect of fire and ice

Additional Learning

For more information about this famous poem, read the lesson titled Robert Frost's Fire and Ice: Analysis & Theme. This lesson will explain:

  • The importance of balance and moderation that is shown by this poem
  • Frost's words on the destructive potential of each of these forces
  • Awards won by Robert Frost for his poetry