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Nothing Gold Can Stay By Robert Frost. Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf.

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1 Nothing Gold Can Stay By Robert Frost

2 Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's 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.

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10 What is a topic?

11 What are some possible topics for this poem? Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's 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.

12 Possible topics... Nature Leaves and flowers Timewhat happens in an hour A daysunrise to sunset Change Changing friendships

13 How to find the theme Look for repeated words or phrases Look for synonyms Watch for comparisons Figurative language Study the beginning Study the ending

14 What is the theme A theme must... – Convey the authors message or – Express the central idea – Be timeless – Be universal

15 Possible themes... All living things must die eventually. Youth and innocence cannot last. The fact that all good things must at some point come to an end.


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