My Thoughts about Robert Frost’s Poem, “Nothing Gold Can Stay”

The general theme of the poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay” is that good things won’t always be (CX). Meaning some bad things will happen in life, so don’t think that things will always be peaches and cream (CD-CX). The theme fits the poem very well because the tone of the poem in the first stanza goes from jovial to sad, back to jovial then back to sad, but in the second stanza, the poem gets mature and seems to start accepting the bad things that comes with life (CD-CX).

In the poem, Robert Frost uses symbols and metaphors to express the theme of the poem (IC). For example, in lines 1, 3, 5 and 8 Frost does that by using the change of seasons as a metaphor to imply that life’s successes eventually and inevitably lead to new challenges (CD).  Using metaphors brings relates the poem to life and breaks the poem down (CD).

The poem relates to us humans’ everyday life in many of ways (IC). It relates because it is telling how nothing good will stay and some bad things will happen (CD). In the poem, Frost says “So dawn goes down to day, Nothing gold can stay” meaning the night will go down to day and nothing the good can stay (IC).

I believe the poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay” implies a positive message (IC). I believe that because Frost is absolutely right, nothing good will stay (IC) . You will have your good times in life, but not all times will be good (CD). You will also have you bad and gloomy days (IC).


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