Frost’s Fire and Ice Pattern: Robert Frost’s “Fire and Ice” poem has 9 lines Rhyme Scheme: a-b-a-a-b-c-b-c-b. Syllable Count for Frost’s poem is 8-4-8-8-8-7-8-3-4. The examples follow the rhyme scheme not syllable count and adds another stanza. See what combinations you like the best.
You may see her poems here. http://www.rainbowcommunications.org/velvet/forms/Frosts-Fire-and-Ice.pdf
I am grateful for the work Linda Varsell Smith has done on the Rainbow site, but as she admits, the specifications above are incorrect. What follows are the actual specifications for this form, and a visual template based upon the original work.
Frost’s Fire and Ice Specifications:
Stanzaic: One or more 9 line stanzas. Rhymed: abaabcbca Metric: Lines 1 and 3 through 7 are Iambic tetrameter and Lines 2,8, and 9 are iambic dimeter.
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.
Politics(Form: Frost’s Fire and Ice)
Impatient men do risky things to get ahead. Their girls they’ll lend to beds of kings, ignoring any pain that brings. Such men will pass new laws un-read. because their leader says they must They serve themselves in people’s stead and earn disgust betrayal brings.
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