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Analysis and comments on Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

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Comment 183 of 703, added on October 6th, 2005 at 4:07 PM.

i think that this poem states that if you get something special to you
always appreciate it and it won't turn it's back on you.

Esay Bunya from Egypt
Comment 182 of 703, added on October 6th, 2005 at 3:01 PM.

I just read the Outsiders like many other commenters and I got the same
meaning out of it. That Johnny and Dally were both forced to grow up faster
than they would have liked too and that Ponybody shouldn't try to act older
than he is because he will miss being young.

Jman from United States
Comment 181 of 703, added on October 5th, 2005 at 2:50 PM.

We just finished the book the Outsiders in our eighth grade class. The
poem, NOthing Gold can Stay, was in the book. It goes with the book's
originality and I personaly like the poem. It means that youth can't stay
so enjoy inosence while you can. Because nothing gold can stay.

Murphy T:) from United States
Comment 180 of 703, added on September 16th, 2005 at 4:19 PM.

i just finished reading The Outsiders with my 8th grade english class. i
loved the book. when i read the poem Nothing Gold Can Stay i didn't know
what it meant. we discussed it in class and then i knew it. It means both
young and innocence/purity. nothing young can stay just like nothing gold
can. innocence/purity don't last forever either. we all have to grow up. it
is the cycle of life. we just need to enjoy the time we have being young
and grasp every minute of life. I think that is what johnny meant when he
told Ponyboy to "stay gold". he meant enjoy being young and don't try to
grow up to fast.this is a great poem!!!

emily from United States
Comment 179 of 703, added on September 14th, 2005 at 2:29 AM.

I personally dislike his poetry... i find it extremely confusing!!!!!

Carly from New Zealand
Comment 178 of 703, added on September 13th, 2005 at 3:16 PM.

I read this poem in 7th grade and i love it!I think that gold means
innocence and purity.Read it you are going to love it too like evryone
else!

Marisol from El Salvador
Comment 177 of 703, added on September 9th, 2005 at 12:05 PM.

I think this poem has more to it than just being young. Who doesn't
remember their grandparents as being gold? I certainly do. It was their
unconditional love that set them apart from my parents. They loved me for
who I was versus who they wanted me to be. I believe things, events,
relationships are gold when they are their most simple. A walk, exercise, a
good book, or simple love...anything that commits to the self or others. I
remember when in school I made about 20 times less money than I do now. But
I now look back on those times as gold. I wonder what my rush was. I have
piled gobs on responsibility on myself and I wonder if this rushing around
is doing my kids any good. The more we mess with the simple, the less
"gold" events we attain. Winnie the Pooh had it right. Just a simple bear
with a simple brain, yet he usually gets it right. Pooh was gold. Stay
simple in life and stay gold.

Kevin from United States
Comment 176 of 703, added on September 8th, 2005 at 10:41 AM.

This poem to meanns that w/in a second life could change and there's
nothing anyone can do about it. I write my own poems and it's not the
easiest thing in world to do. I've also had to memorize this poem in school
for a grade and it's hard to do if it's nothing you wrote.

Teresa from United States
Comment 175 of 703, added on August 30th, 2005 at 11:59 AM.

i love this poem, it is so special to me. A deep meaning it has.

Andrew J. from United States
Comment 174 of 703, added on August 29th, 2005 at 7:18 AM.

I only want to say that i love this poem of Robert Frost!!!
Here in Germany I had read it the first time in an english-lesson.
Sometimes you learn things in school you really like,but only sometimes...
I can say that i love my english teacher in that moment he shows us this
poem!
Really thanks!
Sarah...

Phalaenopsis from Germany

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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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