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Author: szeiger
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Created: Jun 16, 2014
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Fire and Ice

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Fire and Ice

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.
Grade 12 Point of View CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.11-12.3
A.
Which word best describes the speaker's worldview?
  1. Optimistic
  2. Pessimistic
  3. Indifferent
  4. None of the above
Grade 12 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.11-12.5
C.
How does the poet use an anaphora in the poem?
  1. By repeating "Some say"
  2. By using alliteration within the lines
  3. By writing in tetrameter-dimeter
  4. By alluding to Dante's Inferno
Grade 12 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.11-12.4
E.
The poem itself is seen as an aphorism. An aphorism most likely means...
  1. A concise observation about life or a scientific truth
  2. An allusion to a literary work
  3. A comparison between two unlike objects
  4. The personification of inanimate objects and ideas