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Analysis and comments on Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

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Comment 290 of 760, added on May 22nd, 2007 at 12:46 AM.

I belive that this poem means to value the same treasures in life. For the
little gifts do not last forever, so we should cherish them.

alyssa Sasaki from United States
Comment 289 of 760, added on May 21st, 2007 at 10:39 PM.

This peom symbolizes how alot of people feel and deal with life.Most people
only worry about their vauables, and not about family and friends. We need
to stop and think about what really important in life. Frost uses gold to
show the realtionship, because its rare and hard to find. Just like how the
most important things in life are to find.He know how to relate his work to
everyday problems we all are facing.

Brittany from United States
Comment 288 of 760, added on May 18th, 2007 at 12:30 AM.

This was a good poem. It reminded me of The Great Gatsby because Gatsby
thought that with money he could have everything but he didnt because he
didnt have Daisy the one he truly loved. Also Gatsby and Daisy love didnt
last so long becuase she got married to Tom. One thing everyone should know
is that money doesnt buy happiness not even with all the money in this

Jeanette from United States
Comment 287 of 760, added on May 17th, 2007 at 8:47 PM.

This poem is commenting on a huge part of life. It states how the beauty of
something like a flower, will not last forever. The poem its self is very
short but puts forward a strong point. I enjoyed this poem greatly.

jake harrison from United States
Comment 286 of 760, 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 760, 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 760, 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.

Comment 283 of 760, 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 760, 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 760, 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

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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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