NCERT Solution for Class 10 English : First Flight – Poem 2 Fire and Ice

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Thinking About the Poem

Question.1. There are many ideas about how the world will ‘end’. Do you think the world will end some day? Have you ever thought what would happen if the sun got so hot that it ‘burst’, or grew colder and colder?
Answer. Yes, I do think that the world will end some day. If the sun get so hot that it burst, it will end every thing due to the heat released by it. If it grew colder, then also it will be the end for everything as without sunlight, it is very difficult to live.

Question.2. For Frost, what do ‘fire’ and ‘ice’ stand for? Here are some ideas:
Greed, avarice, cruelty, lust, conflict, fury, intolerance, rigidity, insensitivity, coldness, indifference, hatred
Answer. ‘Fire’ stands for greed, avarice, lust, conflict, intolerance and rigidity. ‘Ice’ stands for cruelty, insensitivity, coldness, indifference and hatred.

Question.3. What is the rhyme scheme of the poem? How does it help in bringing out the contrasting ideas in the poem?
Answer. The rhyme scheme of the poem is — a b a a, b c b c b

This rhyme scheme helps in bringing out the contrasting ideas of ‘fire’ and ‘ice’ presented in the poem. The poet mentions that both fire and ice are probable ends of this world. He talks about how fire represents desire and can therefore be a cause of the end of the world. Frost also mentions ice to symbolise that the coldness and indifference towards one another will also be enough to end the world. In the second stanza, he says that he knows of enough hate in the world to be sure that even destruction through ice . would be sufficient to bring about the end of the world.