Paradox In Robert Frost's Nothing Gold Can Stay

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In Frost’s poem Nothing Gold Can Stay, he describes the changing of nature and possibly referring to a person event in his own life. Through paradox, imagery, and synecdoche, he supports a message that his life is changing to beauty. Overall, the mood of the poem is joyous and peaceful. To show Frost’s message, he uses several paradoxes in his poem. One of which is the first line of the poem, “Nature’s first green is gold”. This portrays his message in a way that somewhat makes the reader think. He connects the colors green and gold so that the audience can infer that the “first green” is beautiful and delightful to the eye. The reader can understand this because gold is typically used as a color of royalty or importance. There are many ways one can turn something ordinary into some extraordinary. A common way to do so is to change the color of it to gold, which is exactly what Frost did to get his message across. Line three in Frost’s poem also shows how he uses paradox, “ Her early leaf’s a flower”. Every reader knows the difference between a leaf and a flower, and that the two are not the same thing. Although, Frost uses paradox to compare the two, in a way to show the beauty of the simple leaf. He compares a leaf to a flower sort of in the same way as he did with the green and gold. A flower is known to be more elegant and alluring to the eye, rather than a leaf that is plain and looked passed upon. Frost throughly portrays his message by using paradox in

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