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Analysis and comments on Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

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Comment 259 of 709, added on April 18th, 2006 at 1:35 PM.

I FIRST HEARD OF THIS POEM IN THE OUTSIDER FROM THE BOOK AND THE MOVIE

LIZZIE from United States
Comment 258 of 709, added on April 16th, 2006 at 6:01 PM.

the poem was confusing at first but then i realized that the poem was
trying to tell us not to take life for granted.!

sally from Canada
Comment 257 of 709, added on April 12th, 2006 at 1:41 PM.

I first read this poem in my English class while we were reading The
Outsiders. It popped into my head again last night while reading the end of
a James Patterson book called 1st to die. In the end of this book the main
charactor, Lindsay loses someone she holds dear, but she only just met him
a few weeks earliar. It made me think of this poem because, to me, that
poem is a real good summation of life. You think things will never change,
you feel like a certain person you know will always be there for you, and
the moment you turn away for even a second, they're gone.

Katherine from United States
Comment 256 of 709, added on April 8th, 2006 at 8:16 AM.

dude i love this poem it rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hugh D. Slaton from United States
Comment 255 of 709, added on April 4th, 2006 at 5:55 PM.

it is so true that once youve got something you have to cherish it while it
lasts because nothing beautiful can stay forever.

ad from United States
Comment 254 of 709, added on April 3rd, 2006 at 1:43 PM.

this one of my favorites, but I never understood the line: Her early leaf's
a flower... Then a friend told me that the yellow (gold) flower might be
forsythia, which has yellow blooms before it has any green leaves. just
fyi-

jennie from United States
Comment 253 of 709, added on March 30th, 2006 at 8:32 PM.

yeh its true everything slowly disappears.

Josh from Australia
Comment 252 of 709, added on March 24th, 2006 at 12:53 AM.

I've been reading Robert Frost for hours tonight, and this is the first
poem I've left a comment about- it's so all-encompassing, it's amazing. I
love how he uses nature because we are a part of the nature God's given us
and adhere to its rules with everything else in it.

Allie from United States
Comment 251 of 709, added on March 23rd, 2006 at 10:43 AM.

This poem basically summarizes life. It has a simple message: nothing can
stay good forever and everything is going to change eventually. It's
extended metaphor is things in a forest. Like leaves and how the morning
ends and is only there for a short period of time. It could be sad, like
Eden sinking to grief, but it doesn't have to be. That's just one opinion.

Jenna from United Kingdom
Comment 250 of 709, added on March 21st, 2006 at 6:24 AM.

this poem is about the Innocence of children, some say is characterized as
being 'golden' and how it too, must end in time. & how none it stays for
very long, the tone Robert Frost writes in gives us this overwelming sad
feeling.
It tells us to cherish ppl and things around us so we don't regret when we
lose it !
This is found in the novel the outsiders where i suppose many teenagers had
read it . well i really recommend to those who hopes to read a interesting
and heart touching kind of novel..




chieh-ling_zhss(2e5)_2k06 from Singapore

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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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