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Analysis and comments on Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

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Comment 286 of 716, added on May 17th, 2007 at 7:34 PM.

This poem is talking about how there are things in life that won't last
forever, and those are often the things we treasure most. The gold
symbolizes to me the rarity or coming across something in my life that is
meaningful and worth while. I think Frost chose gold because it's so hard
to find and when someone does find it, he cherishes it.

Kaylie from United States
Comment 285 of 716, added on May 17th, 2007 at 10:09 AM.

This poem by Robert Frost is a well written piece of literature that
illustrates how a flower and beauty is valuable but won't last forever.
It's short but straight forward. It also really touches your heart and soul
with his soft rhyme scheme. You couldn't ask for a better poem then this. I
give this poem four stars.

Daynon Turner from Philippines
Comment 284 of 716, added on May 9th, 2007 at 2:17 PM.

This poem give me the sensetion of how short but at the same time how long
could time be.Nothing iso gonna stay the same for the eternity but
everything is like a circle that is gonna repeat over and over again for
the eternity.in this poem i can feel the death an the reburn of
something.It also make me think that nobody can lay in a perfect situation
or place because nobody is perfect and as we all want to reach the perfect
wealways have to be in moviment an change.

silvia
Comment 283 of 716, added on May 9th, 2007 at 1:52 PM.

In the first line Frost is saying that nature's flowers and beauty is
costly and valuable like gold. He then says that the flower only lasts an
hour which means every thing beautiful doesn't last forever.

Niko Carrafield from United States
Comment 282 of 716, added on May 9th, 2007 at 1:53 PM.

The peom is saying how the true greatness of things are only present for
just a little while. We cannot expect things to stay "gold" or perfect
forever. Over time, things tend to lose their value.

Mike M from United States
Comment 281 of 716, added on May 9th, 2007 at 1:45 PM.

In this poem Frost is explaining life by using metaphors in nature. He
gives us the examples of leaves, flowers, and sunsets. He is telling us
that nothing lasts forever and we need to enjoy our lives in the moment. A
counter example of this is Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby who believe he
could win back the love of Dasiy Buchanan by recreating the past. Frost is
telling us not to do this and just to take life for what it is.

Emily DeCiccio from United States
Comment 280 of 716, added on May 9th, 2007 at 1:06 PM.

i think that this poem has a pretty good rhyme. it is also short and to the
point. its kind of depressing.

W. Murphy
Comment 279 of 716, added on May 9th, 2007 at 12:49 PM.

this poem shows how things are constantly changing and you have to treasure
things while they are there.

David B. from United States
Comment 278 of 716, added on May 9th, 2007 at 9:50 AM.

This poem is saying that nothing lasts forever. I think the poet chose
"nothing gold" because although expensive objects such as gold and other
jewelry may last forever unlike the flower and the dawn, gold and other
jewelry will not keep us happy forever. So in a way I see, the theme of the
poem is also saying "money can't buy happiness."

Brian Kamei
Comment 277 of 716, added on May 8th, 2007 at 12:46 PM.

What this poem means that nothing in life can stay forever, it eventually
go away or die, but for that time it can be gold or a gift

Andrew 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
Viewed: 2140 times
Poem of the Day: Mar 12 2004


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