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Analysis and comments on Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

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Comment 310 of 760, added on June 12th, 2007 at 3:42 PM.

I really liked this poem. I think he is referring to how things are
constantly changing all around us and that good things cant last forever.
He uses just the right words paint a beautiful picture in your mind, a
picture that wont last very long but you will probably remember forever.

lara keyworth from United States
Comment 309 of 760, added on June 11th, 2007 at 2:04 PM.

This instantly became one of my favorite pieces of literature. A poem that
can invoke so many ideas and stir 308 people to comment with such an array
of ideas inspired after being posted for only 18 days is incredible. I
have just started to read Mr Frost, but the mood that he sets in many of
his other works including this one comes across to me as lonelyness. He
begins with a feeling of fresh, clean life and transitions into borderline
despair and has the courage to end his poem this way. He uses such powerful
and vibrant objects and places and themes in vibrantly contrasting ways. I
especially like the innocence of nature's first flower and purity of gold
fading away to the melancholia of eden.

Justin VanderVeen from Canada
Comment 308 of 760, added on June 7th, 2007 at 2:48 PM.

I love this poem soo much!

Chelsea S. from United States
Comment 307 of 760, added on May 25th, 2007 at 12:54 PM.

In the poem nothing gold can stay is a very short but meaningful poem. he
uses the line: "Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour," to show
that in the begging of something that you are doing seems so right and the
good thing to do but sometimes when u get to know the thing you are talking
about it isn\'t what you thought it was. The main point of this is that
things start off as plan but towards the end it is the total opposite from
what you thought it would be.

chris cardinale from New Zealand
Comment 306 of 760, added on May 25th, 2007 at 12:51 PM.

This poem not only applies to nature, but also to life in general. It
describes the ups and downs in life
pretty well. I also remember this poem from the book the "Outsiders." It
shows that good moments sometimes don't last as long as they should.

brandon Kreindel from United States
Comment 305 of 760, added on May 25th, 2007 at 10:42 AM.

This poem uses many colorful words that illustrate the passage of time and
elucidate the idea that all things in life... youth, beauty, nature... they
grow and change and eventually are gone altogether to become part of the
circle of life. The allusion to Eden makes me think of the idea of
innocence falling and of the change that is inevitable in life, of the
decisions and lives we lead that ultimately become a fleeting and passing

Celina Williamson from United States
Comment 304 of 760, added on May 25th, 2007 at 12:00 AM.

in this poem Robert Frost is trying to show the reader the the earth's
beautiful making are being taken fro granted everyday, that they're "only
here for an hour". This proves that human life in general is changin mother
natures natural right to show the naked eye a beautiful thing. All we do in
return is distroy it for our own pleasures.

pelin chalayan from United States
Comment 303 of 760, added on May 24th, 2007 at 11:34 PM.

This poem by Robert Frost states that nothing gold can stay which to me
means that everything comes to an end. Materialistic things can only stay
with you for a short amout of time while family and friends can last you a
life time. When people die, they last for eternity but "gold" which
symbolizes riches and glamour can only last during life until it has no use
and looses all value. Robert Frost uses a flower and gold to show the
differences between life and materialistic things.

Nicole Beck from United States
Comment 302 of 760, added on May 24th, 2007 at 11:02 PM.

This poem explains that all good things eventually must come to an end. One
day you are 5 years old and then as soonas youknow ityou are 16 and thenin
the blink of an eye you are all grown up. The poem teaches you to
appreciate the good times while you have them. Life is too short, so you
shouldn't take it for granted.

Roxy Nazari from United States
Comment 301 of 760, added on May 24th, 2007 at 11:08 PM.

This poem is talking about how precious some things are in life. Like gold,
those precious moments don't come often nor do they happen frequently. The
message is saying that we must hold onto those moments in life dearly and
appreciate every moment of them.

Kaylie 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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