Fire and Ice by Robert Frost

One of Robert Frost’s shorter poems “Fire and Ice” talks about the world ending and how it will end? Fire? Ice? Love? Hate? Asteroid? The elements of desire and hate are contrasts and may be opposite ends of the same narrative? Though short, Robert Frost makes an argument of hatred taking over being that ice ends all of humanity.

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.

There is a lot of confusion and anxiousness around COVID-19, easily the topic of our worlds as we are quarantined and suffering the consequences of it. How does COVID-19 make an appearance in this poem? Does it?

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