Fire and Ice Summary Class 10

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Class 10 English Fire and Ice Summary

Fire and ice is a compact poem written by Robert Frost. It expresses the profound idea that the world would end in either of two ways- by fire or by ice. People are divided in this issue. Some believe that fire will become the cause of the end and others think that ice will end the world. Both the components are compared with self-destructing human emotions: hatred and desire. He says that from what he is aware about “fiery desires”, he would favor the ones who say that it would be fire. But later he says that Ice or hatred, created by cold reasoning is also equally capable of destroying the world. Therefore, if Earth was to end twice, ice would be just as good as fire. If fire would lead to rapid destruction, ice would lead to silent damage.

Summary in Hindi

आग और बर्फ रॉबर्ट फ्रॉस्ट द्वारा लिखित एक कॉम्पैक्ट कविता है। यह इस गहन विचार को व्यक्त करता है कि दुनिया का अंत दो तरह से होगा- आग से या बर्फ से। इस मामले में लोग बंटे हुए हैं। कुछ का मानना ​​है कि आग अंत का कारण बनेगी और दूसरों को लगता है कि बर्फ से दुनिया खत्म हो जाएगी। दोनों घटकों की तुलना आत्म-विनाशकारी मानवीय भावनाओं से की जाती है: घृणा और इच्छा। वह कहता है कि वह “उग्र इच्छाओं” के बारे में जो जानता है, उससे वह उन लोगों का पक्ष लेगा जो कहते हैं कि यह आग होगी। लेकिन बाद में उनका कहना है कि ठंडे तर्क से पैदा हुई बर्फ या नफरत भी दुनिया को तबाह करने में उतनी ही सक्षम है। इसलिए, यदि पृथ्वी को दो बार समाप्त होना था, तो बर्फ आग की तरह ही अच्छी होगी। अगर आग तेजी से विनाश का कारण बनेगी, तो बर्फ से मूक क्षति होगी।

Fire and Ice Class 10 English Important Questions

Extract Based Comprehension Questions

Some say the world will end in fire
some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favour fire.

Questions & Answer

Question. Who wrote these lines?
Ans. Robert Frost

Question. What is the poet’s opinion about the world?
Ans. According to the poet, the world will end in fire.

Question. What is the contradictory opinion of public?
Ans. The contradictory opinion of public is the debate whether the world will end in fire or ice

Question. How are ice and fire similar to each other though they have contradictory traits?
Ans. Both ice and fire are similar in the in the sense that both of them would destroy everything in the world.

Extract Based Comprehension Questions

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.

Questions & Answer

Question. What does ‘it’ refers to in the first line?
Ans. ‘It’ refers to the world.

Question. What do you mean by ‘perish’?
Ans. Perish means to die or to be destroyed.

Question. What does ice stand for?
Ans. Ice stands for coldness or hatred.

Question. What would be two causes of destruction?
Ans. Ice or fire would be the cause of destruction

Short Answer Questions

Question. Which age old question does the poem revolves around?
Ans. The poem revolves around the age old question of whether the world will end in fire or in ice. People are divided in this issue. Some believe that fire will become the cause of the end and others think that ice will end the world. Here, fire symbolizes human desire and ice symbolizes hatred.

Question. Why does the poet hold with those who favour fire?
Ans. The poet takes side with those who believe that the world will be destroyed by fire. Frost connects fire with desire. According to the poet, desire is powerful and would be a quick end. Moreover, the fact that he has had personal experience with desire leads him to first conclude that the world will end in fire.

Question. What does ‘ice’ stand for? How is it sufficient to bring destruction?
Ans. Ice symbolizes hatred. Hate is just as powerful as desire. While desire consumes quickly, hate can occur and linger in people’s minds and hearts for years and sometimes even lifetimes. Hate can, thus, be very destructive and sufficient to bring destruction.

Fire and Ice Summary Class 10 English