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Nothing Gold Can Stay Allusion and the loss of innocence in The Outsiders.

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1 Nothing Gold Can Stay Allusion and the loss of innocence in The Outsiders

2 Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost Natures 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.

3 Allusion When a writer talks about or mentions someone elses work in their own story, poem, etc…, thats called an allusion. When a writer talks about or mentions someone elses work in their own story, poem, etc…, thats called an allusion. S.E. Hinton does this because she talks about Robert Frosts poem in her own book. S.E. Hinton does this because she talks about Robert Frosts poem in her own book. There are common sources for allusions in literature. There are common sources for allusions in literature. The most common is the Bible; the second is Shakespeares work. The most common is the Bible; the second is Shakespeares work. Which appears in Nothing Gold Can Stay? Which appears in Nothing Gold Can Stay?

4 Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost Use the poem and your brains to answer the following questions. What is natures first green? When does that usually happen? What is natures first green? When does that usually happen? The second line means its hard for things to stay that way. Why do you think he says that? The second line means its hard for things to stay that way. Why do you think he says that? What flower is the poet talking about in the 3 rd line? What flower is the poet talking about in the 3 rd line?

5 Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost Use the poem and your brains to answer the following questions. Subsides in line 5 means to die down or slowly go away. What do you think its talking about? Subsides in line 5 means to die down or slowly go away. What do you think its talking about? How does subsides fit with the allusion to Eden? How does subsides fit with the allusion to Eden? How often does dawn turn to day? What does that tell you? How often does dawn turn to day? What does that tell you? Suggest a meaning for the line nothing gold can stay. Suggest a meaning for the line nothing gold can stay.


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