"Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost is a poem in which the narrator questions whether the world will end in either fire or ice and states that both are equal. The poem contains nine lines and is found in the 1923 book "New Hampshire: A Poem with Notes and Grace Notes."
"Fire and Ice" is one of Frost's best known poems. There are two lengths of lines and three rhymes in the poem, with each line having four or eight syllables. The language used is relatively simple for conveying a grave message. Its subject reflects the common question of whether it is better to freeze to death or burn to death.