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Nothing Gold Can Stay Analysis



Author: Poetry of Robert Lee Frost Type: Poetry Views: 5252





Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower;

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay.





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After I analyzed can I conclude that the above poem tells of the metamorphosis of life described as the metamorphosis that occurs in plants. Where in the poem above, depicted as a young leaf, green, looks pretty and fresh. Seiiring Over time, little by little, the leaves will mengalammi changes into yellow leaves, which in simbolkan as gold, and then will fall and fall to the ground. Just like in humans, when we were young we look pretty, handsome, fresh, just as humans are sometimes highly bragged about his youth a very beautiful, handsome but after entering the old times then everything changed, what we are proud-proud of not will mean nothing. So the process of metamorphosis that the living is a change, from youth up to old age and finally died .. These three things can be seen in real life. Where none of the eternal in this world, and everything will change, disappear, and will die or disappear.

| Posted on 2011-12-22 | by a guest


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After I analyzed can I conclude that the above poem tells of the metamorphosis of life described as the metamorphosis that occurs in plants. Where in the poem above, depicted as a young leaf, green, looks pretty and fresh. Seiiring Over time, little by little, the leaves will mengalammi changes into yellow leaves, which in simbolkan as gold, and then will fall and fall to the ground. Just like in humans, when we were young we look pretty, handsome, fresh, just as humans are sometimes highly bragged about his youth a very beautiful, handsome but after entering the old times then everything changed, what we are proud-proud of not will mean nothing. So the process of metamorphosis that the living is a change, from youth up to old age and finally died .. These three things can be seen in real life. Where none of the eternal in this world, and everything will change, disappear, and will die or disappear.

| Posted on 2011-12-22 | by a guest


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After I analyzed can I conclude that the above poem tells of the metamorphosis of life described as the metamorphosis that occurs in plants. Where in the poem above, depicted as a young leaf, green, looks pretty and fresh. Seiiring Over time, little by little, the leaves will mengalammi changes into yellow leaves, which in simbolkan as gold, and then will fall and fall to the ground. Just like in humans, when we were young we look pretty, handsome, fresh, just as humans are sometimes highly bragged about his youth a very beautiful, handsome but after entering the old times then everything changed, what we are proud-proud of not will mean nothing. So the process of metamorphosis that the living is a change, from youth up to old age and finally died .. These three things can be seen in real life. Where none of the eternal in this world, and everything will change, disappear, and will die or disappear.

| Posted on 2011-12-22 | by a guest


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its cool to see how we think the same but still come out with diff ways of explaining this poem.
to me the poem states that beauty lies in just that small moment when you get to see it. but even time canges beauty but its not really ever gone it just changes to a nother from and we can go to look for beauty again or we can leave it and move on to the next day. beauty is only there for a short time.
by an 18 yr. old Mizzy V.

| Posted on 2011-12-13 | by a guest


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I think that Robert Frost is trying to tell us that we need to live life to the fullest. And, when we are young we think that everything good will stay that way forever. But, that can all change in a heart-beat. And, Johnny can realte to thst because, he was young and could do no wrong and like 5 min. later he shanked someone and killed them. LoL (:
Love Always,
Hannah Nicole Hux

| Posted on 2011-12-09 | by a guest


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I think what Robert Frost means is something you love can be very hard to keep. It lasts for a short amount of time and when it goes everything goes back to normal, like as he said \"so dawn goes back to day\", therefor nothing gold can stay. Posted by a 7th grader.

| Posted on 2011-11-30 | by a guest


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i think this poem means that you can live your life but in the end you dont life forever-nothing gold can stay. grade 7

| Posted on 2011-11-06 | by a guest


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I belive this poem is saying that nothing stays innocent for long.
Love and rocketts,
The 8th grade girl.

| Posted on 2010-12-12 | by a guest


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I think This poem means that everyting in nature beautiful or not lives and dies. posted by a 7th grader

| Posted on 2010-12-01 | by a guest


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I read this book many times and i thing that the poem
means that you need to stay strong and never back down.

| Posted on 2010-11-23 | by a guest


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Everything, when new, is exciting, wonderful. However, once its newness wears off, or once it is mainstream or common, it loses its specialness, and becomes forgotten, or not worth your notice. Also, the lines about dawn fading to day could represent youth fading into adulthood.

| Posted on 2010-10-15 | by a guest


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This poem refers to the time when you are a kid and how these years are the "golden years"of your life.So make sure you don't waste them.
In the book Johnny tells ponyboy to stay gold - by enjoying doing the things you do as a kid (looking at sunsets in ponyboy's case.

| Posted on 2010-05-08 | by a guest


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My teacher and my class are reading about the outsiders wich is a very good poem because the people writing this have a very good mind this poem is trying to say dont let go of your personalaty dont follow anyone else.My teacher had a very good example by using pipes wich one was old and the other one was new. until my teacher told me about this i started to comprehend the poem.

| Posted on 2010-04-23 | by a guest


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My teacher and my class are reading about the outsiders wich is a very good poem because the people writing this have a very good mind this poem is trying to say dont let go of your personalaty dont follow anyone else.My teacher had a very good example by using pipes wich one was old and the other one was new. until my teacher told me about this i started to comprehend the poem.

| Posted on 2010-04-23 | by a guest


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we had to parephrase this in my class and i put 2 ways way 1.natures first green is gold-when new things are pure. her hardest hue to hold-but its hard to stay that way. her early leafs a flower-things seem better that they are. but only for an hour- but only for a little. then leaf subsides to leaf-then its true self shows. so eden sanks to greif-so watchers cries of sadness and dispair.so dawn goes down to day-but then things change again. because nothing gold can stay- because nothing can stay the same.

| Posted on 2010-03-17 | by a guest


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Life is always changing like the leaves in this poem. Good things in life are always coming and sadly going, like a lover, a home, your youth or securities. This poem helps me to come to term with these things.

| Posted on 2010-03-15 | by a guest


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i have to read "Nothing gold can stay" to my class and tell an immature teenager what it mean....i think it means when you have something important you really dont appeshate it until its gone...what does ya'll think??

| Posted on 2010-03-05 | by a guest


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I had to write an essay on this for a test. :P It was about writing two things you think this poem means or what Johnny meant when he said stay gold. I enjoyed the book the Outsiders a lot and this poem was very nice too.

| Posted on 2010-02-23 | by a guest


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Nothing Gold Can Stay
We believe this lyric poem means when you are born and are a child you are gold or innocent and pure. You are unaware of the world as a child. Your childhood is the hardest thing to hold on to.Childhood is the first part of your life. But it only last a while.As you grow up you loose that innocence, you learn to be strong and confident. You face hardships throughout your life. You begin to loose the golden innocence of your childhood and build a layer of confidence and security as you go into adulthood to fight and protect yourself from the world.
Robert Frost uses nature to argue that when you are born your gold and slowly as you get older the gold fades. Sooner or later you're going to die. So don't take life for granted. Like the poem says "So dawn goes down to day" means when your gold your a kid and everything is new to you. That is dawn.when you get older you lose your innocence and that is day; when nothing is new anymore. Nothing gold can stay. Robert Frost shows through this poem that he believes that: Youth doesn't last forever. Also it means to cherish your life because one day we will die. We choose this poem over the thousands upon thousands of choices because we also believe that life is gold and it is worth to cherish.
This poem includes many literary terms such as alliteration, repetition,consonance, mood, figure of speech and many more.

| Posted on 2010-02-02 | by a guest


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I am a grade eight teacher and this is my first time teaching this novel. Last year I was diagnosed with a brain tumor which thankfully turned out to be a rare form of multiple sclerosis. One thing I leaned this year that I get out of this poem is that you must live in the moment and truly be greatful for the good times in you life because you never know what can happen next. Similarly, bad times never last forever either and good is just around the corner.

| Posted on 2010-01-28 | by a guest


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So Eden sank to grief refers to the Garden of Eden which was destroyed after Eve was tempted by the apple of knowledge. This proves that seemingly perfect things cannot last and will constantly be changing.

| Posted on 2009-10-10 | by a guest


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I am in 7th grade and im reading the SE Hinton book The Outsiders.
This poem appears in chapter 5 and it fits very well with the part. Ponyboy and Johnny are going through rough times but they wont be like that forever..

| Posted on 2009-09-30 | by a guest


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I don't think its about hanging on or staying gold at all. I think its an observation of how beautiful new things are, at the moment they are new, in this case in nature. New babies are the softest thing ever, the same way that a freshly sharpened pencil is nice to write with and warm cookies feel good in your mouth, its a moment.

| Posted on 2009-09-24 | by a guest


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Nothing Gold Can Stay
This is a beautiful poem. I read it when reading SE Hinton’s Book the Outsiders and have never forgotten it. This poem has the truest meaning to it I have ever found in life. My wife and, I lost our daughter at the age of 3 and we had this poem read at her services. This poem describes all children before they are corrupted by our world. All people start out gold you can stay gold if you will allow yourself to do so. You can't change what has happened. You can't predict what will happen and every minute you waste trying to foresee the future, or question the past is a minute in time you have lost to see the gold around you NOW.
AWB

| Posted on 2009-08-03 | by a guest


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i love this poem.
i live by it.
i read this book
in 7th grade.
and now im reading it for fun.
this poem is very true.
good things in life never stay.

| Posted on 2009-05-25 | by a guest


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My favortie movie is the outsiders and my favorite part is the part where pony boy says the poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay". i think that johnny was right by saying it means when your a kid everything seems as if it were new but as you grow older it all seems to change

| Posted on 2009-04-15 | by a guest


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I am in 6 grade , today I am writing a poem because in class we have been reading the outsiders and in chapter 5, it shows up Robert Frost magnificent poem and i am going to say what i think about it ,., it is an awsome and really good poem i love it and i hope i will be able to write as good as he does :)

| Posted on 2008-10-16 | by a guest


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We are reading the novel The Outsiders in class:P!I think that the poem fits well in this part of the novel because the poem is about good times coming and going and that even when you're going through rough or sad timea, they won't stay forever. Also, in the story, the characters had an okay life, but now they are having rough time. That's why I think that the poem fits well in this part of the novel.
6th Grader

| Posted on 2008-10-16 | by a guest


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I`m reading a novel called the "The Outsiders" it is a very good book and this is what I think about the poem called "Nothing Gold Can Stay." I think that Robert Frost means that when somebody is sad ,don`t think that your feelings will stay that way.
Written by a 6th grader

| Posted on 2008-10-16 | by a guest


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We are reading The Outsiders in class, and Robert's Frost poem appears half way through the novel. The poem is very fitting for the novel because both communicate the ups and downs experienced in life. Frost uses nature's "golds," "leaf's" and "greens" to convey the journey of life.
7th Grade Student

| Posted on 2008-10-16 | by a guest


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natures first green is gold--in my opinion i think that gold is the definition of good or new.
her hardest hue to hold--that would probebly mean that you can never keep a good thing stay good or you cant keep something new stay new.
her early leafs a flower-- that might mean that the worse part is over
but only so an hour-- that means that when the good part has started it only will last a while.
the leaf subsides to leaf--than the bad comes back
so eden sank to greif--she was sad because the bad came back
so dawn goes down to day--the dawn will never stay but it will come backl another day.
nothing gold can stay--when something good happens and you want it to stay...the next thing you know its gone today
-7th grader@

| Posted on 2008-10-16 | by a guest


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The poem "nothing gold stays" means that when bad times come the good times will roll on after. This poem is in the book "The Outsiders".
I think everyone can relate to this poem and that when your down good times will come.

| Posted on 2008-10-16 | by a guest


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I'm in grade 7, and I love writing lyrics and reading poetry, so this great piece of writing inspires me a lot. We're reading "The Outsiders" in class, and this poem comes across in chapter 5. I think this poem, written by Robert Frost, one of many amazing poets, is a great metaphoric paragraph. It makes you think, and teaches you that you must hold onto great things that come along as long as you can because soon, those wonderful experiences will fade away, but other ones will come. Also, you never really know how important or nice something is until it goes dies. Good things may come and go, but you have to remember, so will the bad.

| Posted on 2008-10-16 | by a guest


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i am a grade sevener and i think this is an inspiring poem

| Posted on 2008-10-16 | by a guest


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We're reading the Outsiders in class and this poem appears in chapter 5. I find It works well with the book because its kinda whats happening to them right now".They used to have a happy family with a mom and dad,then they passed away.Now their going through a really hard time witch is kinda like the poem Nothing Gold Stays.

| Posted on 2008-10-16 | by a guest


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In the poem “Nothing Gold Stays” I think Robert Frost is trying to explain how quickly something so good can go away. I first read this poem in the book “The Outsiders” and I think it fits perfectly because so many things happened to the characters in the book that can relate to this poem. I think the poem describes all the different in situations in life and that you have to overcome obstacles in life.
A Seventh Grade Student

| Posted on 2008-10-16 | by a guest


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We're reading The Outsiders in class and this poem appears in chapter 5. It works will with the novel because it goes with the book and it reflects the characters lives. Frost is basically telling the reader not to take the "gold" things in life for granted - they are fleeting.
Grade 7 Student

| Posted on 2008-10-16 | by a guest


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Im reading the book the Outsiders aand this poem is in chapter 5 and it really goes good with the book becausse it means that even though you have ups and downs in your life they will always come and go.
Fr a seventh grader

| Posted on 2008-10-16 | by a guest


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in the poem "nothing gold stays,"robert frost explains how good time quickly fade away.we're reading the outsiders in the class and this poem appears in chapter 5. it works well with the novel because even though things are going pretty good thing can turn bad quickly.

| Posted on 2008-10-16 | by a guest


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We're reading THE OUTSIDERS in class and this is what it appears in chapter 5.It works well with the novel because .i think that the poem means , great , wonderful things , they will last forever , cool awsome things :)...

| Posted on 2008-10-16 | by a guest




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