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Analysis and comments on Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

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Comment 193 of 703, added on October 30th, 2005 at 1:34 PM.

I never really understood the meaning of this particular poem when i read
and watched "The Outsiders" in my grade 8 lanugaue class. But i think i
understand now. It means that nothing true, nothing truly gold can stay for
ever, can stay a life time. And that u should cherish every single minute
you have, cause it could be taken away from you in a snap.Ponyboy and
Johnny held on and cherrished what friendship they had... and thats why
nothing gold can stay.

Faith from Canada
Comment 192 of 703, added on October 25th, 2005 at 4:34 PM.

I read the Outsiders, and the poem. It fits great with the story. S.E.
Hinton chose the perfect poem to put in. I loved it. I really liked the
book to. I read it in my L.A. class(8th grade). I watched the movie
too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Leila from United States
Comment 191 of 703, added on October 21st, 2005 at 1:24 PM.

thys poum neadze mohr allitirashun.

Spalding from Faroe Islands
Comment 190 of 703, added on October 19th, 2005 at 1:36 PM.

Ok, i had to memorize this poem for my 8th grade reading class. As i read
it over and over again i began too get what it meant. I came across the
poem in the "The Outsiders". It's an amazing poem and i understand that
nothing Good lasts forever. I think Ponyboy and Johnny cherished every last
second together i loved this poem and im goin to begin to read more of your
poems.


witlee from United States
Comment 189 of 703, added on October 18th, 2005 at 11:31 PM.

As a flower opens its petals to the world, it is in a state of beauty,
purity and adolescence. As time passes, the beauty wilts, the purity
contaiminated, and the adolescence matured. Eventually the flower wanes and
is no longer.
It is a beautiful poem with improtant morals. How at once everything is at
a stage of beauty, but beauty does not last forever. To think that Robert
Frost meant nothing good can last forever sounds mournful. If everything
remained in a state of beauty forever,I deem beauty would not be cherished.
Thus, I believe his deeper meaning is to cherish and not take for granted
what is present because it will not last.

Jules from United States
Comment 188 of 703, added on October 17th, 2005 at 6:49 PM.

i dont really know what the peom is about. i thought it was about Pnyboy
and Jonny's relationship in the Outsiders. how johnny didn't have a real
family and how the greasers were his family. also that Pony was important
to him because he was a good friend and his heart was like gold.

Michellle Relyea from United States
Comment 187 of 703, added on October 17th, 2005 at 8:33 AM.

We studied Outsiders for our english class in eighth grade. At first I
didn't understand it. But then I took time to read between the lines. A
great book and an awesome poem!

Mihia from India
Comment 186 of 703, added on October 11th, 2005 at 1:10 PM.

This is a beautiful and yet haunting piece by Frost. It points to the
inevitability of death, and how quickly life can go by. "So Eden sank to
grief." What was the curse of Eden? Death. Man's sin lead to a life marked
with death. The death rate is still one per person. Thirst for everything
today has to offer.

Justin from United States
Comment 185 of 703, added on October 9th, 2005 at 8:23 PM.

i read the book for my english homework and i think it's great. I learnt a
lot from the book and Robert's Frost poem really is great.I just want to
thank Robert Frost and S.E. Hilton for making such a great book and poem.^^


raspberry from Canada
Comment 184 of 703, added on October 7th, 2005 at 2:06 AM.

Ii's been a long time since I saw the movie "The Outsiders" and I can't
help but feel that there's something missing in the analyses proposed on
this site.

When you consider who you are because of what made you and how you develop
and the life you lead; you would best accept that - though it may be heavy
it is malleable but doesn't essentially change - you must celebrate, and
know, as Frost did, that

gold stays

it remains the same...

and you need to change

Monika from New Zealand

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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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