Fire and Ice poem by Robert Frost used as an opening in Twilight Saga: Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer

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I have always been a fan of Robert Frost’s poetry. I was really delighted to find the poem Fire and Ice featured at the the opening of the book “Eclipse”, the third installment in the Twilight series of novels by Stephanie Meyer. Its does a very good job of setting the mood and tone of the book. I am at about halfway through the novel, yet still I could not keep my mind off the poem. Below is a copy of the poem in its entirety.

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 know that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

Personally, I like to think that “fire” is an allusion to Jacob Black, the hot-blooded werewolf, while “ice” represents Edward Cullen, the cold-blooded vampire. What do you think?