some say the world will end in fire,
some say in ice.
from what iv'e tasted of desire
i hold with those who favor fire.
but if it had to perish twice,
i think i know enough hate
to say that for destruction of ice
is also great
and would suffice.
paragraph/ the narrator is comparing fire and ice on how people think the world will end. i believe the tone could be ironic because the narrator is taking the opposite of a litteral meaning of fir and ice. the narrator says "from what i have tasted of desire" which means he has had a personal experience.
theme/ the theme of the poem is taste and destruction because the fir and ice represent destruction and taste represents what the narrator says from the text "from what i have tasted of desire".
fire is the symbol for desire and ice is the symbol hate.