Fire and Ice by Robert Frost

Born in 1874, Robert Frost was a critically respected American poet of the 20th century. His initial work was published in England before it was published in the United Kingdom. His poem, Fire and Ice, is quite a popular poem that presents two opposite views about the end of humanity and the world. It is a short, nine-line poem that talks about whether the world would be destroyed by fire or ice.

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 it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.