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Analysis and comments on Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

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Comment 176 of 756, 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 756, 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 756, 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
Really thanks!

Phalaenopsis from Germany
Comment 173 of 756, added on August 24th, 2005 at 12:56 PM.

hey yall!! i just wanna say dat this poem is da best! i just read it for
summer homework for my ap class and i loved it!! AT first i didnt quite
understand wat was up wit da leafs and da gold. But once i read it again it
hit me on how it's about life and how one should enjoy it now dat u can cuz
you never know when the dawn for you is gonna come. So stay GOLD as long as
you can alright everyone!:)
P.S. i recommend To the Virgins, to Make the Most of Time, by Robert
Herrick, it's a great poem.

yeni from United States
Comment 172 of 756, added on August 23rd, 2005 at 4:12 PM.

This is an awesome poem. I agree with everyones comments on it. ( About how
your gold when you're young but you cant be young forever.) But to me it's
more then just youth. Nothing lasts forever whether it's love, friendships,
or something like a material possesion. "Nothing gold can stay" so just
appreciate it while you have it.

Sam from United States
Comment 171 of 756, added on August 12th, 2005 at 11:34 PM.

I love this poem. I've read "The Outsiders" and I have to say that I used
to think that "gold" = youth until I had to write a paper for my English
class. I interviewed a good friend of mine for the assignment, and had the
difficult task of trying to tie her tragic childhood in with her
well-adjusted teenage years, and the metaphor I used was nothing gold can
stay. This poem suddenly meant something different to me when I
comtemplated it within the context of someone else's life. I think that
the "gold" is actually innocence and na´vetÚ, and the bliss and happiness
that result. So in that way, one does not necessarily have to be young to
have "gold", though it is more likely than not, and one is not guarenteed
"gold" when one is young. Robert Frost has it right either way, gold is
inevitably lost with the very passing of time. Which makes Sodapop's
advice to Ponyboy all the more exquisite; "Stay Gold" is almost like saying
"defy time, defy logic, hold onto that which resides within yourself and
keeps you pure and innocent" I love it; it's such an idealistic thing to
say. If anyone ever gets the chance to watch a sunrise over a lake, or
beter yet, the ocean, say this poem quietly to yourself; it's amazing.

Megan from United States
Comment 170 of 756, added on August 2nd, 2005 at 10:15 PM.

There is a lot of underlying meaning to the poem. Gold represents innocence
and purity that does not last in a person's life as he or she matures.
However one should try to preserve as much as one can, 'staying gold' as it
is evanescent. One should become 'green' or mature gracefully.

Sharifah from Singapore
Comment 169 of 756, added on August 1st, 2005 at 7:37 AM.

In my oppinion, gold represents life's happiness. Like it is siad ''all
good things must come to an end'' i belive that things will start off great
and they eventually fade away. money, beauty, and youth, ect.

crissy from United States
Comment 168 of 756, added on July 30th, 2005 at 9:20 PM.

it's a great poem.. i'm touched by it.. i don't know what it means at
first. until i had to do research on it(unwillingly), then i found out it
means..life is like the nature..life is short ..spend every SECOND
meaningfully.. we can't stay at the same place, time, forever.. so don't
waste our precious time on anything lame..cherish every second on earth..
bring some great memorise with you always...before your life ends(you never
know when)...

cheryl from Singapore
Comment 167 of 756, added on June 22nd, 2005 at 9:08 PM.

Well I think the poem means that nothing gold could stay which means that
nothing young can stay, so you should try to enjoy the time when you can
careless and not worry about anything and just relax. In the book the
"OutSiders", I think that all the greasers can't stay Gold for a long time
because they have to grow up faster then any one to protect them self. I
don't think they are ever carefree, because for Darrel or Darry he got to
grow up fast because his parents die when he is still young and he have to
take care of his two smaller brothers. None of the Greaser really have that
much time to stay gold, they have to watch out for the soc. so they really
never have much time to stay young, mentally.
P.S. My favorite character is Ponyboy!!

Lance 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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