Hi, and welcome to our pilot episode of The English Staff Room podcast: Fire and Ice! Fire and Ice is one of the poems by Robert Frost included in the Year 12 Area of Study: Discovery and this podcast is here to help you get started with the poem. At the moment we sound like we’re in a tin shed, but we’ll aim to improve the sound quality as we go.
Fire and Ice
By Robert Frost
Anaphora: Repetition at the start of the line
Dimeter: A line of verse composed of two feet (da DA da DA)
Metonymy: Where words replace others to emphasise meaning eg. “The pen is mightier than the sword” pen=written word OR “world” and human relationships.
Terza Rima: Terza rima is a three-line stanza using chain rhyme in the pattern A-B-A, B-C-B, C-D-C, D-E-D.
Tetrameter: A line of verse composed of three feet (da DA da DA da DA)