Literary Elements In Robert Frost's 'Nothing Gold Can Stay'

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In “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Robert Frost, it uses three main literary elements. The three main literary elements were Imagery, Alliteration, and Metaphors. They were used to show illustration, communication, and a dream deferred. The poem’s theme to me was also a dream deferred. Imagery was the first main literary element in the poem. “Then leaf subsides to leaf” and “So Eden sank to grief” are some examples of imagery in this poem. “Then leaf subsides to leaf” in my opinion, means that the leaves have calmed down. I imagine leaves falling slowly and gracefully onto the ground. “So Eden sank to grief” means that Eden or someone else has become sad or depressed. I image a person falling down into a dark abyss. Imagery shows the theme because it gives you some more insight on the theme. It helps you understand the theme more and give you very…show more content…
“Her hardest hue to hold” and “So dawn goes down to day” are examples of alliteration in the poem. I believe that “Her hardest hue to hold”, means that it’s hard to keep nature green. It uses the letter “h” a lot to make this line stand out. Same thing for”,So dawn goes down to day,” which I believe means that a new day has begun. Alliteration is used to show the theme by saying that you can’t hold on to something forever. It also is saying that you have to move on. Metaphor was the third main literary element in the poem. “Nature’s first green is gold” and “Her early leaf’s a flower” are some major examples used for metaphors in the poem. “Natures first green is gold” means that nature is so valuable that it’s like gold. The “first green” part means that it’s like the start of a new beauty. I also believe”, Her early leaf’s a flower,” means the same. The metaphors of this poem shows the theme by describing that you could always start over and make something better out of it. It also describes that life is golden, so you should make something out of

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