Perfection In Robert Frost's Nothing Gold Can Stay

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Through his writing piece “Nothing Gold Can Stay” Robert Frost focuses on nature but creates a hidden meaning with metaphor, about how perfection does not last in human nature. If you took this poem literally about nature, it’s talking about how in spring, nature produces beautiful flowers which are valued highly just as gold is. This is nature's “hardest hue to hold” and subsides down to green leaves, which are not viewed as highly as the flowers. In the last two lines he wraps it up by saying spring turns into summer and that spring’s first green can not stay. This whole poem could also be taken as a metaphor for human nature and how perfection can not stay. Gold or the beautiful spring flowers can be thought of as the perfection we all want.

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