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1 Modern Poetry

2 The Background 20th century with the appearance of the Imagists
Response to the Victorian poetry Formalism Ornate diction

3 Forms Classical allusions Open Form
Free verse  Discontinuous narrative  Juxtaposition  Classical allusions  Borrowings from other cultures and languages  Multiple narrative points of view (parallax) 

4 Themes Love and Romance Nature Beauty Loss and Grief 


6 Fire and Ice - By Robert Frost
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.  - By Robert Frost

7 Meaning There are two ways that the world could end: Fire (desire) and ice (hate). The narrator thinks that it will probably be fire/desire - which can also include lust, greed, ambition, etc - based on his experience. But he also realizes that hate (ice) is very powerful, and could just as easily destroy the world.

8 Rhyme scheme Meter A B A A B C B C B
 Lines 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 in iambic tetrameter  Lines 2, 8, 9 in iambic dimeter Some SAY | the WORLD | will END | in FIRE     Some SAY | in ICE.

9 Tone: Theme: Symbolism: Down, depressing, sad
Both hate and desire can be destructive forces Symbolism: “Fire” symbol of human desire “Ice” symbol of human hate  ”The world” symbol of a relationship

10 Literary Devices Allusions Paradox Metaphor Imagery
“Some say the world will end in fire…” “…some say in ice.” Paradox “But if I had to perish twice” Metaphor “Fire” “Ice” Imagery “Some say the world will end in fire, / Some say in ice”

11 Prepared by: Hande Uyanik | 100908012 Merve Yilmaz | 100908070
Burcu Kesikoğlu | Ezgi Elçi | Gizem Demir | Melissa Irem Ikican |

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