The Inevitable End In Robert Frost's 'Nothing Gold Can Stay'

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The Inevitable End In “Nothing Gold Can Stay” Robert Frost shows the reader that nothing is permanent, everything eventually changes, fades, then subsides. As Frost describes it, “Nature’s first green is gold, Her Hardest Hue to hold”(lines 1-2), which shows the value of nature and all its beauty. At the same time, it shows how this state of beauty and health is only temporary. This fleeting flower lasts “But only so an hour”(line 4), as many other things in life. Everything is changing all the time, nothing is in a constant state permanently; the old fades and subsides in the wind, while the new slowly sprouts and grows from the remnants of what used to be. Eventually, the end leads to a new beginning: it is the constant, yet ever-changing cycle of life, the universe, and everything. Many joys and comforts in life only last a short time, they give you determination to continue on and provide a break from life’s toils. I used to have three, unique, energetic dogs; now, I only have one left, she is old, yet she still is a bright light of happiness and hope. It was devastating for me to leave my favorite pets, to never see them in life again; yet, there was…show more content…
Frost shows the reader this theme in his poem, how even the eternal garden of Eden “sank to grief”; how every “leaf subsides to leaf”, even things that seemingly will last forever, fade within a short time. He shows how change is a regular part of life, everything is constantly changing at the same time, whether it is people striving towards a new future, or the trees changing with season. In life, things come and go, and nothing is ever the same for a very long period of time. Change can be good or bad, it can be the emergence of vibrant flowers in spring, or the spark of a bloody war. Change is an inevitable force that is to be reckoned with, yet also embraced: it is the essence of
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