Symbolism In Robert Frost's Nothing Gold Can Stay

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Robert Frost’s Nothing Gold Can Stay is about the color gold and how hard it is for nature to hold this particular color. Nature’s leaf blooms to a flower, but that moment in time is short, because things that bloom can also die quickly like the crocuses that appear at the beginning of spring. The color gold appears again when dawn is used in the poem, but like every other line, the gold of dawn soon fades to the blue of day. This poem has a rather simple theme of impermanence. This is a rather broad theme, as it could be the impermanence of beauty or good things that fade off after a short time. Nonetheless, this a poem about the briefness of everything, whether it is in the eyes of the universe or oneself. Imagery, the most important portion
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