2T = Title (before we read) Title: Nothing can stay forever, nothing good ever lasts, money doesn’t grow on trees
3Read the poemNature'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.
4P = Paraphrase (literal meaning) Nature's first green is gold,= nature in spring gives the brightest greenHer hardest hue to hold.= this green doesn’t stay green for longHer early leafs a flower;= spring gives us flowers firstBut only so an hour.= but not for very long
5Paraphrase, cont’d. Then leaf subsides to leaf. = then leaves merely stay leavesSo Eden sank to grief,= just like Eden was overcome with sadnessSo dawn goes down to day.= just like the sunrise merely becomes a dayNothing gold can stay.= nothing amazing can last
6connotation 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/hourEffect: rhythmic flow, organizes poem, completes the line, more fun to read, gives more lifeImagery – Ex) green, gold, leaf, flower, dawn, day, Eden, sank, early, hourEffect: helps paint a picture in mind, helps you understand it, emotions become concrete, adds supporting details
8Shifts (how the poem changes) 1. “But…” – We may see beauty BUT it only lasts a short while.2. “Then…” – shows time passing3. “So…” – shows effect
9Title (interpret)“Nothing Gold Can Stay” – meaning is… seasons changing, beauty/time changes form, beauty can’t stay forever, seasons change just like peoples’ idea of beauty
10Theme (message of poem) What the poem might be about…Be thankful for what you have; it won’t last long.Some moments in our lives have beauty, while others are dull.Like the seasons, beauty will come and go.
11Shaping sheet – poetry analysis 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 essayYou will NOT be writing an essay, just planning one!
12Thesis statementA 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.
13Thesis statement 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.)
14Concrete detail & Commentary 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.
15Example: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.