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1 Using TP-CASTT An application to Nothing Gold Can Stay By Robert Frost

2 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 subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.

3 T=Title Read the title of the poem. What do you think about when you read the title? What predictions can you make about the poem based upon the title? NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY I think of change, loss, beauty, death Gold= good, valuable, money Cant stay= loss?

4 P=Paraphrase 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. plants are yellow before green They dont stay that way. First there is a bloom; But it doesnt last long. The leaves fall and are replaced by others. Eden also lost happiness, Also, The morning hours pass by. All beauty vanishes.

5 C=Connotation Connotation: The associated meanings/feelings of a word 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. valuable beauty Perfection/Sin Inspiring/Dangerous

6 A=Attitude What is the Poets Feeling toward the subject? (Use your Words to Describe Tone Handout) 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. Tone=disheartened Tone=bittersweet

7 S=Shift 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. Changes from describing the good to discussing loss of good

8 T=Title (revisited) Gold is everything beautiful and good but because of how the world works, it is not permanent. OR Gold might represent innocence and puritybut humans do not remain so (just ask Eve!)

9 T=Theme What is the statement about the human condition/life? Humans are fated to loose purity and goodness. Life is a cycle that forever changes from beauty to beauty. Even the happiest of lives ends in death and grief.


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