Permanence In Nature In Robert Frost's Nothing Gold Can Stay

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Permanence in Nature In the poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” Robert Frost examines the idea that everything in nature and life is temporary. This poem analyzes the concept that things in nature are born and fade away so that the next cycle can take it’s place. Frost uses poetic elements such as images, figures of speech, and the setting of his poem to prove to his readers that everything, including themselves, is temporary and replaced, and, therefore, moments should not be taken for granted.
The poem begins by describing the changing of a season into spring. In the first three lines the scene is set to show the reader the sun is rising which casts a golden hue over newly grown leaves and blooming flowers. Soon after, however, the leaves loose
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This use of images lets the reader imagine the scenes Frost sets in their minds, therefore, letting them see the temporary nature of the world. For example, throughout the poem, Frost practices using brief descriptions of nature. The poem describes a sun rising and setting quickly. In addition, the third and fourth line, Frost says, “Her early leaf’s a flower;/ But only so for an hour” (source). This quote allows for the reader to picture a newborn flower that wilts soon after it blooms. This birth and wilting of the flower symbolizes the world as a whole. Just as his theme implies, the nature of the world is very temporary and moments should not be wasted, because they will be gone…show more content…
Frost uses elements such as imagery, figures of speech, and the setting of his poem to show the reader that everything is temporary, whether it be in nature or everyday life. Overall, Frost makes the reader aware that he or she should be enjoying moments in his or her youth while they still can. By using examples of fleeting moments, such as a sunset, or metaphors comparing leaves to flowers, Frost is able to warn readers to enjoy their youth before they grow old as well as successfully convincing the reader that everything is, in fact,
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