The golden beams of the sunrise that shine over nature turn into the the generic rays that reveal earth’s natural colors. The poem is concluded by stating the main theme of the poem which is, “Nothing gold can stay” (8). The idea that good things will not last causes moments and memories to be more cherished and appreciated. The underlying metaphor between nature and the human experience causes the reader to stop, if it is only while reading the poem, and think about the “good times” they have had or to slow down and consider that the best time of their life may be happening at that exact moment. In this poem, “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” Robert Frost has come to the realization that life is short, and
When the poet claims that a word “lives” once it has spoken, she is saying that the word continues to live on as it stays in our minds even after being spoken. Brumgardt 2 Because I Could Not Stop For Death 3. At the beginning of the poem, Death is characterized as being a gentleman and worthy of trust. However, towards the end of the poem, it is revealed that Death is actually very deceitful. This is done by a change of tone in the poem; in the beginning it is lighthearted, but as it goes on it gets darker and darker.
12 Extended Essay The Complexity of Innocence in S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders Word count: 3,661 S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders uses allusion to its advantage, specifically through the poem Nothing Gold Can Stay, written by Robert Frost. The novel highlights Ponyboy Curtis and the other greasers he associates himself with; among these are Dallas “Dally” Winston and Johnny Cade. The allusion to Robert Frost’s poem, Nothing Gold Can Stay, shows the complexity of the retention and loss of innocence in specific characters in The Outsiders by relating lines of the poem with three of the main boys highlighted in the novel: “Nature’s first green is gold, her hardest hue to hold,” is most directly portrayed in Ponyboy.
The poem talks about that nothing gold, or good, can stay. Before he dies, Johnny tells Ponyboy to stay gold. He want Ponyboy to stay his good self. In conclusion, The Outsiders novel has many symbols that can teach about life. Through hair, sunrises, and ‘gold’, we can learn about life.
He says, “Rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun,—the vales Stretching in pensive quietness between;The venerable wood” (0000). Bryant’s descriptions of natural things are incredibly detailed,and packed full of sensory. Bryant’s poem contains strong sensory prevalently throughout the poem. Connection humans and nature, and writing with strong sensory allow Bryant’s poem to awaken the reader. The romantic characteristics of strong sensory, and showing the parallels of humans and nature, are shown in both Poe and Bryant’s pieces of literature.
John Muir’s essay, The Calypso Borealis, and William Wordsworth’s poem, I wandered Lonely as a Cloud, are two wonderfully written works centered towards their love for nature. They were able to create vivd images in the reader’s head through their writing as well as emotional transitions. Both works, inspired by events in the 19th century, have their differences, however, their emotion and love for nature is the same and creates the same impact with the
For example, he also says, “It seemed the most spiritual of all the flower people I had ever met.” He found himself at one of his lowest points in this excursion and once he saw Calypso Borealis, He didn’t see this flower as just another part of nature but also a part of him. In the same way, Poet William Wordsworth uses imagery and personification to disclose his relationship with nature; He says, “I wandered lonely as a cloud that floats on high o’er vales and hills, when all at once I saw a crowd, a host, of golden daffodils; beside the lake, beneath the trees, fluttering and dancing in the breeze.” In this part of the poem Wordsworth uses imagery with a bit of personification to describe his vast transition from being lost in the world and without purpose to finding purpose by rejoicing in the small blessings of the world like being surrounded by dancing daffodils. Poet William Wordsworth also says, “Ten thousand I saw at a glance, tossing their heads in a sprightly dance. the waves beside them danced; but they outdid the sparkling
Some differences include how the bird in “Sympathy” mutilates himself in an effort to free himself while the bird in “Cage Bird” simply sings for his freedom. Another difference is the fact that we can infer that the bird in caged bird has been entrapped all his life whilst the bird in “Sympathy” has not (as he is not fearful of the outside). Overall both poems are very good and are very meaningful but at the end the poem “Sympathy” by Paul Laurence Dunbar is more meaningful because he includes many more chilling details about the bird and the conditions of the cage in which the bird spends all his
Dunbar and Angelou raise their voice to the reader, especially the white people to let them think about the individual who did not receive his equality which they deserved to have from God and social. The wrongdoing cannot forgive, the incapable bird cannot do anything besides singing and risks their lives hopelessly. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou and “Sympathy” by Paul Laurence Dunbar shared a few of similarities with the hope of freedom, the image of caged bird and there are some differences between the tone of the two poems. Maya Angelou with “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” is more hopeful and encouraging than the “Sympathy” of Paul Laurence Dunbar, even though they did the same thing that sharing the ideas of freedom and peace. In “Sympathy,” the illustration of the bird is gloomy and hopeless with “ blood” “ old scars;” the bird cannot do anything beyond raising his head into the
From the first lines of the poem, the speaker suggests that all he needs is a physical look from her eyes from him to pledge and commit his love for her. This poem is a love poem; however, it is more about an unrequited love and infatuation with the idea of Celia rather than being a true representation of true love. The poem, “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning,” written by John Donne begins to show a better representation of true love. Donne uses many metaphors throughout the poem in order to demonstrate that time and distance do not change or alter true love. The poem begins with the speaker indicating to his beloved that he must leave and they will be forced to spend some