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1 Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

2 Title: Nothing can stay forever, nothing good ever lasts, money doesnt grow on trees

3 Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafs a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.

4 Nature's first green is gold, = nature in spring gives the brightest green Her hardest hue to hold. = this green doesnt stay green for long Her early leafs a flower; = spring gives us flowers first But only so an hour. = but not for very long

5 Then leaf subsides to leaf. = then leaves merely stay leaves So Eden sank to grief, = just like Eden was overcome with sadness So dawn goes down to day. = just like the sunrise merely becomes a day Nothing gold can stay. = nothing amazing can last

6 Alliteration – Ex) her hardest hue to hold Effect: catches your attention, gives vivid description, rhythmic flow. Personification – Ex) nature…her, Eden sank Effect: adds detail, makes interesting, helps us visualize nature as a person with feelings/weaknesses. Rhyme – Ex) leaf/grief, day/stay, flower/hour Effect: rhythmic flow, organizes poem, completes the line, more fun to read, gives more life Imagery – Ex) green, gold, leaf, flower, dawn, day, Eden, sank, early, hour Effect: helps paint a picture in mind, helps you understand it, emotions become concrete, adds supporting details

7 Save for Shaping Sheet

8 1. But… – We may see beauty BUT it only lasts a short while. 2. Then… – shows time passing 3. So… – shows effect

9 Nothing Gold Can Stay – meaning is… seasons changing, beauty/time changes form, beauty cant stay forever, seasons change just like peoples idea of beauty

10 What the poem might be about… Be thankful for what you have; it wont last long. Some moments in our lives have beauty, while others are dull. Like the seasons, beauty will come and go.

11 You will create a shaping sheet for an analysis of the tone of Nothing Gold Can Stay A shaping sheet is a prewriting graphic organizer that arranges the major parts of an essay You will NOT be writing an essay, just planning one!

12 A thesis is a general sentence with a subject and an opinion (also called commentary). Example: In the poem Dreams, Langston Hughes creates an urgent tone through the use of metaphor.

13 Use this stem: In the poem Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost creates a _________ tone through the use of _____________. (think about imagery, word choice, alliteration, metaphor, rhyming words, etc.)

14 This is the backbone of the body paragraphs. Concrete Detail - Use quotes from the poem as evidence to support your opinion. Commentary – This explains how the Concrete Detail relates to your thesis. It explains why the quote is so important and how it supports your argument.

15 I. Thesis statement: In the poem Dreams, Langston Hughes creates an urgent tone through the use of metaphor. II. Body Paragraph: Concrete Detail #1: life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly Commentary 1:The comparison of a life and a bird unable to fly creates the idea that if we do not remember our dreams, then our lives will cease to become what we want them to become. Commentary 2: This metaphor creates a sense of urgency for the reader in remembering his/her own dreams, and not forgetting what he/she wants to become.


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