In a way, it is a tongue twister. Metaphorically, the writer is saying that the earliest leaves are as beautiful as a flower. We also see recurrence of the personification of nature. The fleetingness of gold, which is the symbol of wealth, has been emphasized in the poem. Also, there is some great alliteration that Frost has used in this line with a multitude of H-sounds. He There is a singer everyone has heard, Loud, a mid-summer and a mid-wood bird, Who makes the solid tree trunks sound again. This line is a good example of a paradox, or a statement that is seemingly impossible, but is actually true.
After the fight, Ponyboy returns to see Johnny in the hospital, and as he dies, Johnny tells his friend: 'Stay gold, Ponyboy. When you have nothing to do then you should call your friends or go over to someone's house but when I'm bored i just eat a snack and call friends! If you start to open a door and someone shouts that they have nothing on, they have no clothes on. Eden was a beautiful garden in the genesis creation story, a nature wonderland. Johnny now senses the uselessness of fighting; he knows that Ponyboy is better than the average hoodlum, and he wants Ponyboy to hold onto the golden qualities that set him apart from his companions. It contains metaphors and imagery that delineates the concept of the finest. It's a good thing, Shmoopers, that dawn turns into day, even if the daytime horizon is significantly less spectacular than a sunrise. This short poem uses a number of literary devices including paradox, juxtaposition, personification, and allusion to convey its themes.
Read Take the dog for a long walk- you been neglecting him! Johnny's dying wish is to spur Ponyboy on into a better future where he can 'stay gold. The setting is that of nature and the poem is talking about leaves. If we think of a large space filling only 90% of a box, we know 10% is not part of the space. What ever you choose it to be. Alliteration There are several alliterative lines: line 1 green is gold line 2 Her hardest hue line 6 So Eden sank line 7 So dawn goes down Metaphor The first line contains a metaphor, where green becomes gold, as does line three, where a leaf is a flower.
Online Journal and Multimedia Companion to Anthology of Modern American Poetry. The color green is compared to gold, which is precious. In this poem, Frost explains that nothing on earth, especially that which is perfect and beautiful, can last forever. Similarly, dawn passes on to day and on. Then the bright green color fades away and the leafs fall off and die.
The mere act of eating the forbidden fruit transformed the promise of a beautiful life in the Garden of Eden into the grief that we face today because we lost the opportunity to lead such a life. Spring flower may die, but will bloom next year. Her hardest hue to hold. When the Forbidden Fruit was eaten, all the charm and the beauty of the Garden of Eden had reduced. It was abroad that Frost met and was influenced by such contemporary British poets as , , and.
The author of searching and often dark meditations on universal themes, he is a quintessentially modern poet in his adherence to language as it is actually spoken, in the psychological complexity of his portraits, and in the degree to which his work is infused with layers of ambiguity and irony. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. Like Ice and Fire, it is a short poem packed with the hard core of wisdom. Here, Johnny urges Ponyboy to remain gold, or innocent. It means a lot to the story That's why it is in the story. When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. Then leaf subsides to leaf.
Hence it is hard to hold. To stay strong and to not give up. Hinton, we see a renegade group of wild teens called the Greasers fighting back and forth with a more socially accepted group of teenagers called the Socs short for Socials. So Eden sank to grief. When such sunlight falls on the leaves, they appear golden to the eye as well. Finally, it will end with a note about the historical context. There is an array of bright and light colors.
Nothing Gold Can Stay is a poem that written by Robert Frost. He combines imagery, personification and paradox into a whimsical poetic masterpiece. Then leaf subsides to leaf. First, gold can refer to the color; or it can refer to and object that is considered to be precious or superior to other like objects. As nature slowly progresses from spring to winter, so did Eden go from the cradle of humanity to a place in distant memory. However, there is something peculiar about the syllable count of these couplets. Leaves can soak up sun and rain to feed trees, we can enjoy all the wonderful complexities of knowledge, and the full light of sun can blaze on.
This combination is crucial in importance as it underlines the idea that life is a transient thing, fleeting, and not what it seems. The sixth and seventh lines are separated by a comma, but they are each self-contained clauses. Frost uses nature as the main symbol for his theme because the cycle of life and death shown through the four seasons provides imagery that many people can identify with; and in this poem, nature symbolizes the idea that all the good and beautiful things in life will eventually fade away. His poem uses literary devices such as consonance, alliteration, couplets, structure, nature imagery and personification, and simplistic diction to portray perfection as a temporary concept rather than permanent one. Nothing is the absence of something I think it's a state of mind. Essence of winter sleep is on the night, The scent of apples: I am drowsing off. The poet is saying that the commonly accepted beauty of the first buds of green shooting up after a long winter is worth as much as gold.
On the literal level, the reader knows that the springtime blossoms last more than a mere hour. Well, yes, literally, the sun does come up. There are two common beliefs of the quality of the human condition: Those who believe that the human condition gets better over time with technological advances, and those who believe the Golden Age was the pinnacle of human perfection, and humanity has gotten worse since the fall of Adam and Eve. It simply states — nothing is permanent. Line 2 Her hardest hue to hold. Though on the surface, the speaker shows the depressing nature of every beautiful thing, in deep level, there is hope of next bright day.