Q.1 :- For Frost, what do ‘fire’ and ‘ice’ stand for?
The word ‘desire’ in the poem indicates towards all type of greed and lust. In today’s world also humankind’s greed is endangering the very existence of the planet earth.
The word ‘hate’ in the poem indicates towards hatred and indifference which is as cold as ice. If we compare this with people’s attitude towards each other in modern times we can see the hate for each other among different communities. Hate between two nations is a surefire way to fasten the end of this world.