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Analysis and comments on Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

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Comment 186 of 716, 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 716, 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 716, 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
Comment 183 of 716, 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 716, 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 716, 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 716, 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 716, 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 716, 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 716, 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

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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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