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Analysis and comments on Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

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Comment 70 of 760, added on March 6th, 2005 at 1:12 AM.

well the poem is realli nice... great descriptions & emphasis that nothing
good in the world last forever. But if every precious thing lasts forever,
nobody will noe how to cherish. hah.
The Outsiders also very nice.. budden i dun see how the story links to
Nothing good lasts forever.. maybe i'll think harder.. hmm..
anyway rock on!!(:

Hui Ying (KKK) 2e3'05 zhss no.9 from Singapore
Comment 69 of 760, added on March 6th, 2005 at 1:10 AM.

nice and interesting.the "gold" in the poem meant someting that is
precious.when Eden sank to grief, it meant the fall of man.Robert just

LLC (29) Zhss 2E3 from Singapore
Comment 68 of 760, added on March 5th, 2005 at 11:33 PM.

when i first read this poem, i find that it is difficult and i don't
understand any part of it. but as i read slower, i understood the meanings
and find that it is a very nice poem about life. it tells me alot about
being innocent and everything. nothing gold can stay reminds me that good
things will eventually show their bad side. so we must cherish their good
side before it turns bad.

wan chun zhss from Singapore
Comment 67 of 760, added on March 6th, 2005 at 12:03 AM.

i learnt dis poem from da lit tb. da storybk outsiders. think it is very
meaningful as it tells us dat things especially gd ones dun last forever.
we shud treasur wad we haf now, or else we will regret it. if u nid more
info about da poem. see da other comments k? loviie lotx. =)

* cheeling from Singapore
Comment 66 of 760, added on March 6th, 2005 at 12:00 AM.

this is a very nice poem..it teaches us to cherish everything that we have
as it cannot last forever. It will be gone sooner or later...boohoo...this
poem is also quite hard to understand..but because mrs lum explain
liao...so i understand le...yeah!!! thank you mrs lum...

`chenyingg 2e6 from Singapore
Comment 65 of 760, added on March 5th, 2005 at 10:45 PM.

i find that this poem is very meaningful.although it has a profound
meaning, the main idea is still very easy to get-nothing good can ever
stay. this poem shows how when we were young, we have this innocence in us.
we tend to see things from a different way compared to an adult. we tend to
be amazed by every little thing we see. but for an adult, they will just be
like: ok, a sunset. nothing to it. and just let the beautiful sunset pass.

Hui Ling (15) 2e4, zhss from Singapore
Comment 64 of 760, added on March 5th, 2005 at 10:31 PM.

This poem is beautiful. The words used are simple, yet it carries so much
meaning in it. It talks of the innocence we had when we were young, but we
soon lose it as we grow up. So true in real life. 'Nothing gold can stay',
so we must cherish the little things around us. ;)

xin hui (17) 2e4 from Singapore
Comment 63 of 760, added on March 5th, 2005 at 9:37 PM.

tis poem is really sophiscated but is really rich in content.for example,it
shows one's innocence when young.it is really a great poem to me as it
really help me to understand much things.

lionel ong from Singapore
Comment 62 of 760, added on March 5th, 2005 at 8:13 PM.

When I first came across this poem while reading The Outsiders, I was so
fascinated by it. Initially I may not know the analysis of the poem; yet,
it gave me such an appealing feeling, which made me feel that this poem is
certainly about life. And true enough, I was proven correctly after some of
my classmates and Mrs Lum went through the poem.

However, my analysis of this poem is quite different from what my
classmates had done. I would like to share my opinion, even though it may
not sound appropriate for some people. I described it two lines by two

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief.
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

~Every opportunity that first came to you is rare. We have to cherish it.
There is also a certain difficulty to hold the chance, or after you’ve
taken up the chance.
~Even though each opportunity is mesmerizing, being it able to create
miracles, beautiful images in our lives or give you general knowledge, it
vanishes very abruptly.
~So, here comes each opportunity, each hurdle and each challenge for you to
take up. It may be stressful on you, but allows you to learn something. If
you do not have determination, timid to take up the challenge, you will
thus learn nothing. And learning nothing may cost you a lot in your life.
You may lose many things due to inexperience and therefore become sad.
~If you succeed in handling your challenges, crossing the hurdles, taking
up the opportunities, this may not be an end. As nothing good will stay
permanently. This also shows that another new challenge is awaiting for
you… It also means that not every opportunity will wait for you to take it
up. So you have to react fast.

I admit my analysis is not as good as what the class had gone through, but
it certainly taught me on cherishing every opportunity and determined to
strive on even though I meet any difficulties in life. On the other hand, I
also should not take anything for granted as success is only part of life.
There is still a long way to go, regardless there is good or bad things

On the other hand I was really amazed by the analysis given by the class.
It represents our innocence. It is hard to maintain our innocence as we
grow up. I had really realized that my innocence is gradually disappearing.
I am no longer so observant of the things around me, thus I lose the chance
of cherishing it. Hence this has taught me to value the ones I loved, the
ones that loved me, and every single people around me, regardless I dislike
them or not. This is because, they are part of my life. Without their
existence, my life would not be complete. Everything lovely, for example
the one we loved, the nature’s beauty which reflects on life, will soon
come to an end. Meaning, people will soon die, nature may soon vanish. We
may not know what will happen, thus we should really cherish every single
thing we have and not take them for granted. Lastly I would like to end of
this comment with a quote, “Don't cry because it ended; smile because it
happened.” When something good happened, and has to come to an end, though
reluctant we have to be contented on what we’ve got…

Mingying [8] from Singapore
Comment 61 of 760, added on March 5th, 2005 at 7:35 PM.

a very short but interesting poem. i would say the poet was very celever to
have used the ever changes in nature to show that nothing good or precious
can stay and these precious things are abstract so u can't just try to grab
it or whatsoever.

Priscilla (zhss,5) from Singapore

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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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