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Comment 334 of 714, 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 714, 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 714, 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 714, 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 714, 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
Comment 329 of 714, added on April 23rd, 2009 at 11:09 AM.

In Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost there are many literally devices
used. The first device I noticed was that Frost uses rhyming words at the
end of each line. This sets up for a baisc rhythm throughout the entire
poem. The second device was color sybolism, this is a contrast between two
unlike things and uses a common color to describe it. Lastlty, 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 328 of 714, added on April 22nd, 2009 at 5:46 PM.

This poem describes so much about life.
It talks about how nothing good or beautiful can last eternally.
It's sad to think that our world is like this, but it's also beautiful
because we can learn from mistakes and be thankful that our world is not an
utopia one.

It's totally related to karma, also .
What goes around comes around.
Even though things doesn't stay the same after a while, we should learn how
to live and appreciate the new change.

Selena from China
Comment 327 of 714, added on March 27th, 2009 at 2:52 PM.

this poem was aight, you know wat im sayin homie, Check out my poems youll
be amazed, sike.Peace out.

jimmy from China
Comment 326 of 714, added on January 13th, 2009 at 9:07 AM.

This is one fantastic poem!
I hope you all have a good year!

Sally from United States
Comment 325 of 714, added on December 15th, 2008 at 10:09 AM.

I think it means nothing will remain the same forever. Mabye Frost was
aginst change...

Philip Dillenstein from Canada

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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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