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Analysis and comments on Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

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Comment 339 of 709, added on May 6th, 2009 at 7:13 PM.

Robert Frost uses bold and colorful words to remind us that life is
precious. The words he chose clearly lead the imagination to “first green”
as new life. The message Robert Frost sends to the reader is to cherish
all the things you have now because they’re here for only a short time:
“Nothing gold can stay.” All great things must come to an end whether we
like it or not.

Bret Hubert from United States
Comment 338 of 709, added on May 6th, 2009 at 11:40 AM.

Robert Frost's "Nothing Gold Can Stay" is a typical poem by Mr. Frost,
utilizing the simplest form of meter and rhyme. Using this he goes on to
get his point across by recalling the great Garden of Eden. This biblical
allusion goes to show that even the very essence of beauty will eventually
wither and die.


Chris Leahy from United States
Comment 337 of 709, added on May 5th, 2009 at 11:40 PM.

Robert Frost writes alot of poetry about nature and how it can relate to
society. When Robert Frost was ten years old when his family moved to
England and he first saw New England landscape. From such a young age he
knew what true beauty was and wrote about it. This poem can relate to
todays society; though something may appear as good as gold, it may not
last for long. Robert Frost uses great imagery and tone words, as a person
reads through his poems they can see the leaves on the great oak tree and
you can almost feel the wind hitting your face. Robert Frost's poetry even
attracted one of United States greatest presidents John F. Kennedy.

Lauren Maciel from United States
Comment 336 of 709, added on May 5th, 2009 at 11:35 PM.

Robert Frost's "Nothing Gold Can Stay" is a typical poem by Mr. Frost,
utilizing the simplest form of meter and rhyme. Using this he goes on to
get his point across by recalling the great Garden of Eden. This biblical
allusion goes to show that even the very essence of beauty will eventually
wither and die.


Chris Leahy from United States
Comment 335 of 709, added on May 5th, 2009 at 10:19 AM.

In Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost there are many literally devices
used. Frost was known for his poems being full of realism, iambic rhythm,
narrative dialogue, and dramatic monologue. The first device I noticed was
that Frost used rhyming words at the
end of each line, this set up for a basic rhythm throughout the entire
poem. The second device was color symbolism, this is a contrast between two
unlike things and uses a common color to describe it. Lastly, this poem was
continuously used in the book The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton. In The
Outsiders the poem was used for the purpose of nothing good can last. I
believe Frost is trying to use nature and colors to say nothing good can
last forever so cherish every moment you have.


Brittany Celani from United States
Comment 334 of 709, added on May 1st, 2009 at 1:18 AM.

Robert Frost’s “Nothing Gold Can Stay” is a poetical masterpiece in the
sense it governs the art of rhyme and meter. The use of metaphors brings
out liveliness and animation to the words throughout the piece. Frost uses
many allusions in his works, but here there is a biblical allusion to the
beautiful gardens of Eden and how it became this symbol of mankind’s
anguish. Even in the few lines this poem possesses, it can portray such a
powerful message of how things have changed over time.

Ryan Mills from United States
Comment 333 of 709, added on April 30th, 2009 at 8:02 PM.

Robert Frost's verse forms were traditional, experimental, regional, and
universal. Frost was very intelligent and taught at a school for some time,
even though he tried out farming for a while. Frost had a very
transatlantic reputation since he switch from America to New England a few
times. Frost was famous in New Engladn way before he was in America. Some
of Frost's other poetry is very natural as in nature. Alot of Frost's
writing are metforical, as in this poem he isnt really talking about gold
or flowers, it mean something much more than it seems. Frost put alot of
his philosophy of spirtual indepndance into his poems, also. After Frost's
poem at JFK's ignaguration he will be forever known for that since JFK has
such a historical significance in our country. This poem shows us alot
about Robert Frost even if it is short and simple.

Stefanie Wallensack from United States
Comment 332 of 709, added on April 29th, 2009 at 9:22 AM.

In analyzing this poem I found that what Robert Frost is trying to say is
something along the lines that he has suffered many hardships and he has
had to endure them all. In his first two lines he is saying that our first
tragedy is key, and that it is the hardest one to cope with. Robert Frost
uses imagery saying that "Nature's first green is gold,Her hardest hue to
hold." He is basically saying that our early years are key to our whole
life, that it is a hard time but we must succeed.
I think that this poem is somewhat written about the young generations.
Robert Frost is saying that we can not blossom to soon. He says, "So Eden
sank to grief." Eden being a biblical allusion didn't turn our so well. Our
very first generation sent every future generation out of paradise due to
their actions not on what we partook on.
Robert Frost says that "Nothing gold can stay." This overview of the poem
shows that there is no true perfect society or perfect life. It may mask
itself in that way, but in will not stay.


Anthony Ortiz from United States
Comment 331 of 709, added on April 28th, 2009 at 10:31 PM.

Robert Frost had a very hard and depressing life. Many members of his
family died. His father died of tuberculosis when Frost was only 11. His
mother died of cancer and even his wife Elinor died of heart failure. On
top of that, four out of the six children that Frost had, died. To a
person, family members are one of the most important things to them.
"Nothing Gold Can Stay." Another example of this is how Frost had to leave
Harvard to support his family. Many things in life don't last forever. In
the poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay," Frost uses a rhyme technique called
couplet. He uses the rhyme scheme AA, BB, CC, DD. Another literary
technique used in this poem was imagery. Imagery is used when he says
"Nature's first green is gold." He compares green to gold. The last
literary device used was symbolism. Frost symbolized leafs to something
good and says that leafs don't last forever, just like gold. Frost uses
this poem to describe how in life, the best things never stay.

Brian Nakamura from United States
Comment 330 of 709, added on April 29th, 2009 at 1:25 AM.

Robert Frost describes life in this poem. He uses great imagery and
symbolisim to do so. Frost uses colors to descibe to unlike things. I
believe he is using colors and the seasons to dscribe hoe good things cant
last for ever, so live life to its fullest.

Veronica Quinonez from United States

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 21. Nothing Gold Can Stay
Volume: New Hampshire
Year: 1923
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: Mar 12 2004


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