Is there a qualitative difference, or in the sense of finality, or irreversibility or changeability, some negative connotation, e.g. fate may be affected by future actions, but fait accompli is not?
Since there can be many shades or a broad spectrum of meanings of a word, I am trying to understand what is the intersection of the two spectra. The reason I ask this question is that I wrote a few lines of poetry which allude to many things and can have multiple interpretations. I'm trying to understand how much of a poetic liberty I have taken, and how much of it will be understood by the reader. I could just mention the lines, but it is unpublished and therefore, did not want to post it yet. I kept the question broad very intentionally so that I could see what comes to the mind of the people as the first sense of these words, but did not expect negative comments without an attempt of an answer, especially when I cannot respond to the "user" directly.
Definition of fate 1 : the will or principle or determining cause by which things in general are believed to come to be as they are or events to happen as they do : destiny … fate sometimes deals a straight flush … he had no idea that he would become the right man in the right place at the right time … —June Goodfield 2 a : an inevitable and often adverse outcome, condition, or end Her fate was to remain in exile. b : disaster; especially : death The villain met his fate at the hands of the hero.
plural faits accomplis \ˈfā-tə-ˌkäm-ˈplē(z), ˈfe-, ˈfe-ˌta-, -ˌkōⁿ(m)-, British usually -ˈkäm-(ˌ)plē(z)\ : a thing accomplished and presumably irreversible he charged that the members were presented with a fait accompli instead of being called to a meeting to discuss the policy change —Daniel Thomases