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Teaching Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice

“Fire and Ice” is one of Robert Frost's most popular poems. It discusses the end of the world, likening the elemental force of fire with the emotion of desire, and ice with hate. It is one of Frost's best-known and most anthologized poems.

Robert Frost
Public Domain

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Are fiery, passionate emotions more destructive than cool, calculated reason?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.2 - Main Ideas, RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3,4
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