Robert Frost’s “Fire and Ice” and William Blake’s “Auguries of Innocence”

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Robert Frost’s “Fire and Ice” and William Blake’s “Auguries of Innocence”
Since the dawn of time, poetry has been a form where artists can express universal themes through many different types of literary and lyrical expression. William Blake and Robert Frost are very different poets and their poems “Fire and Ice” and “Auguries of Innocence” at first seem very different. Upon closer study, however, one can see that Frost and Blake use different conventions and poetic meanings to convey the same thing: that the world’s existence, as well as destruction, is happenstance. Humans come and go but the whims of the universe and the ultimate destruction of the universe is random and doesn’t make sense.
Robert Frost’s “Fire and Ice” approaches the...
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.....nce” and Robert Frost’s “Fire and Ice” are different poems with different means of expressing themselves, they say similar things. Humans are powerless and the universe is random, so it is hard to have any control or power even when thinking about one’s place in the universe. Though these viewpoints seem a bit negative, they are a way of looking at the world that is worthwhile to study, especially thorough such esteemed poets as Blake and Frost. Both poems are different but convey a similar attitude on life, the world and the randomness of nature.
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