Nothing Gold Can Stay is a narrative poem telling a story. It is telling a story about nature and the process it goes through and describing it at each stage. The poem is implying multiple possibilities, just from the title. Nothing Gold Can Stay, being a very confusing title at first glance, but very in depth after reading and analyzing the poem. Robert Frost refers to Gold multiple times as a phrase not a verse, by repeating this it becomes a memory in our mind to stay gold and do good.
He was the head of his class at Lawrence High School and started to become interested in writing. Gerber also writes that in Frost’s sophomore year he published a long poem, “ La Noche Triste.” He met his wife in his senior year, Elinor White, who also loved poetry. Both were valedictorians when they graduated in 1892. Gerber in the same
A short poem is in no way “small.” Such is the case with Robert Frost’s famous poem, “Fire and Ice”. In only 9 lines, the poem delves into the roots of mankind and what it takes to destroy it. The poem was written in December 1920 when America was experiencing its second literary renaissance. In Fire and Ice, Robert Frost uses the symbolism and imagery of fire and ice to reveal the theme that hatred and desire are both equally capable of bringing the world to an end. Robert Frost’s upbringing influenced greatly the poems that he created.
One of the themes is Nature, although the turning from young to old is a theme as well. In the poem Nothing Gold Can Stay the rhyme scheme is A,A,B,B in both stanzas. It is this way because the words that rhyme are; gold and hold, flower and hour, leaf and greif, and day and stay. In Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost there are lots of senses the poet uses. He uses sight to make the reader see the green and flowers and the sun rising.
During January of 1917, he led his platoon into the battle of the Somme. Shortly after, he wrote to his mother, “Those fifty hours were the agony of my happy life” (Bloom, 12). In November 1918 Owen was killed in action at twenty-five. The events during this short season of his life greatly influenced his writing. In his poem, “Dulce et Decorum Est”, which was written while he was recovering from Shellshock, Owen writes from the point of view of a soldier currently in war.
For example, in line 7 “So dawn goes down to day”, Frost allows the audience to envisage the golden and scenic shades of dawn slowly emerging and subsiding into an ordinary day. Normally, it is only dawn that has the ability to give the unique hue of gold to leaves, and once day reaches, it immediately disappears and transits into a green shade, all traces of gold faded away. This scenery suggests how time is unavoidable and how life can end quickly. Moreover, in the final line “Nothing gold can stay” (line 8), it tells us that all that is gold will not last. ‘Nothing’ sums up the golden hue of leafs, the golden shades of dawn and the Garden of Eden, which will all eventually die out and vanish.
Robert Frost wrote Nothing Gold Can Stayin 1923, just five years after World War 1. His original poem contains more ideas about the world ending and his political views. Frost freguently spoke out on international affairs in his sly way. The style of this poem is a narrative, because in this Frost explains that nothing, especially things that are perfect and beautiful, are able to stay that way forever. I think when you first read the title tha tyou may be confused to what it might mean, but as you read the poem you start the realize the meaning to the poem.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the Oberlin College, his Master’s degree from the University of New Hampshire, and his Ph.D. from the University of Utah. Now, he is teaching at the Lorain County Community College as the Distinguished Professor. Weigl is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry. “Song of Napalm” by Weigl is one of his best poem, also he got nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for this poem. “Song of Napalm” is a free-verse poem that divided into five stanzas.
Poems are meant to make a person see, think, or feel something. Robert Frost, a well-known poet, uses them and nature as a way to symbolize life. Robert frost uses elements of nature as a metaphor in “The Road Not Taken”. Robert frost uses elements of nature as a metaphor in “Nothing Gold Can Stay”. Robert frost uses elements of nature as a metaphor in “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”.
Where Eden was once a place of blissful happiness and innocence, and with just one quick change the idyllic atmosphere loses its golden heavenly traits. The change in the seasons can transition so quickly and your favourite season may only seem to last just an hour, this is exactly what Robert Frost was trying to get the audience to connect with. Robert implies that change can happen so suddenly, just as easy as “...dawn goes down to day”. Whereby all of the mornings beauty like when the sun just starts to come up or the birds start chirping is lost to the harshness of the mid day. The way in which Robert uses the Garden of Eden and the swift changes from dawn to day as symbols relates directly to his point that change is often quick, out of nowhere and that it might not be as beautiful
This is similar to “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Robert Frost because in both poems it speaks about the idea of things changing and never going back to what they originally were. Another similarity between these poems is that the central image you get from it is about nature. In “Nothing Gold Can Stay”, it’s based around flowers, gold, and the Garden of Eden. While in “Birches”, it is based around birches, obviously. A final similarity between these two poems is that they both talk about how a certain force causes change.
Some of Ginsberg’s famous work includes “Howl,” which was the significant start off to his career, and “Kaddish” which is written based on the life and death of his mother as she spent most of her adult life with a mental illness. Before his career began, he wrote poems throughout high school that was inspired by the famous poet, Walt Whitman. After graduating high school on June 8, 1943, he continued his education by studying at Columbia University and graduated from there in 1948. While he attended the university, Ginsberg was introduced to William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. In the 1950’s, the three authors then established a publishing company and literary movement called the Beat Generation in San Francisco, where they created their own pieces of work that influenced American culture and politics in the post-World War
Born on November 8, 1847 in Dublin, Ireland as Abraham Stoker to parents Abraham and Charlotte Matilda Thornley Stoker, Irish author Bram Stoker is most well known for writing the classic horror novel Dracula in 1897. He was one of seven children and also bedridden until the age of seven. Stoker enrolled at the University of Dublin where he attended the only constituency at the university, Trinity College. He graduated with honors and a mathematics degrees in 1870, and soon after became a civil servant at Dublin Castle. His first literary work was a legal document titled The Duties of Clerks of Petty Sessions in 1879(Bio).
Nathanael Hawthorne was an American writer born in Salem, Massachusetts to a family with a long New England history. Hawthorne, although not entirely interested in higher education, enrolled at Bowdoin College in 1821. In 1848, Hawthorne lost his job; the following year he lost his mother, but it was also the year that Hawthorne found a worn letter “A” in the attic of the old home and with it came the inspiration to write his arguably most famous novel, the scarlet letter. The scarlet letter was one of the first mass-produced books in the United States. Writing was his vocation.