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Analysis and comments on Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

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Comment 170 of 760, 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 760, 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 760, 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 760, 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
Comment 166 of 760, added on June 22nd, 2005 at 8:56 PM.

I think the poem means that time could change any thing. The time when a
person is gold is when they are still young, when they are still innocent,
but when time past by people are turning least innocent and more like
someone they don't want to be. In the book the "Outsiders", I think that
Johnny means that nothing young can stay, so you might want to enjoy it
while you still can.
Opinion of Joyee
P.S. It is my opinion so if you disagree with me then email me!!

Joyee from United States
Comment 165 of 760, added on June 22nd, 2005 at 6:51 PM.

This poem is the most amazing thing i have read. I first read it in the
outsiders and now i am using it as my thesis in my valedictorian address.
Its perfect how most of are lives are gold but they wont be that way
forever. How we have to try to stay gold. I love this poem

Cody from Canada
Comment 164 of 760, added on June 2nd, 2005 at 8:39 AM.

This is my favorite poem of all time! It's also in my fav book of all time,
"The Outsiders". It's true what Johnny said in the book. He said that the
poem meant that you're gold when you're born, but it doesn't last long. I
can never get enough of all the outsiders. I always picture myself as
Ponyboy. I cry everytime I read the book and see the movie!

Cassie from United States
Comment 163 of 760, added on May 31st, 2005 at 3:23 PM.

I think that the poem is so well written, and it is so inspirational, is

Golf Pro from Canada
Comment 162 of 760, added on May 31st, 2005 at 10:50 AM.

i want to make robert frost into a ponyboy, paint him gold an eat him!,
just remember nothing gold can stay !

sexi from United States
Comment 161 of 760, added on May 30th, 2005 at 10:43 PM.

this poem brings me to tears. i love it so much though,and it is so
beautiful. i respect what robert frost meant by it. i have been watching
the outsiders since i was about 3 or 4 yrs. old. i used to watch it every
single day in my life, but now only every once in awhile. anyhoo i just
got what the poem really meant about 5 yrs. ago when i was nine yrs old.and
i love it. it is the most beautiful poem i have ever read. thank u robert
frost for putting things in an amazing perspective.

jaden 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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