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Analysis and comments on Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

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Comment 305 of 765, 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 765, 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 765, 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 765, 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 765, 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
Comment 300 of 765, added on May 24th, 2007 at 10:36 PM.

What Robert Frost talks about is nature and using it as an example of
something pure or beautiful. In life good things last awhile but eventually
they all come to an end. A flower opens its pedals for an hour but leaves
portraying "nothing gold can stay"

Andrew Lara from United States
Comment 299 of 765, added on May 24th, 2007 at 9:58 PM.

This poem tells me quite a bit. It shows us how quickly good things and
chances fade away. We have to value what we have. We should also treasure
our youth and childhood. After all, no one really appreciates anything
until it is completely gone.

Tara Alizadeh from United States
Comment 298 of 765, added on May 24th, 2007 at 8:45 PM.

The poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay", by Robert Frost shows me an example of
growing up. It also proves a point that all good things come to an end. In
this poem i believe Frost is saying to be happy and live life to the
fullest because one day you won't have it anymore.

Ryan Arbues from United States
Comment 297 of 765, added on May 25th, 2007 at 2:23 AM.

"Nothing Gold can Stay" by Robert Frost has a lot to say. True, Frost talks
about the little pleasures in life but he also talks about us getting ahead
of ourselves. Moving onto new things the second they come along. He says,
"Her early leaf's a flower;" then two stanzas down says, "Then leaf
subsides to leaf". A leaf at first bloom is everything. It's gold. As soon
as the flowers bud the leaf is just a leaf. This kind of reminds me of
technology in our days. A new computer or digital camera comes out...a year
or so later it's considered old school. Frost attempts to remind us that
those things that may seem old are still imortant. Don't forget to stop and
appreciate them.

Ashley Dien from United States
Comment 296 of 765, added on May 24th, 2007 at 2:18 AM.

Things donít last in this world. We should value the things that matter to
us and cherish it. In this poem the flower symbolizes the beauty around us,
like our family and friends. We should remember that there will be a time
that all the things we value will cease and no longer will be around us. In
conclusion let us be someone who values time for our family and friends.

Jan 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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