Presentation on theme: "March 26, 1874- January 29,1963 Born in San Francisco, California and died in Shaftsbury, Vermont Attended college at Dartmouth and Harvard Gravestone."— Presentation transcript:
March 26, January 29,1963 Born in San Francisco, California and died in Shaftsbury, Vermont Attended college at Dartmouth and Harvard Gravestone reads I Had a Lovers Quarrel With the World Won the Pulitzer prize four times Wrote 180 poems Wrote Nothing Gold Can Stay in 1923
The title of the story is Nothing Gold Can Stay The title implies that everything good has an end. Nothing stays the same forever.
We cannot determine who the speaker in the poem is. Because we dont know who the speaker is we dont know their age, sex, or values. The speaker is not addressing anyone in particular. There is no specific time or place because the poem is addressing every moment in time Nothing Gold Can Stay
Eden symbolizes the end of perfection. Man could not be perfect even in the very beginning. Nothing can stay the same. This applies to everything, not just mankind. The new and beauty wears off and eventually disappears.
The author uses alliteration. green is gold, hardest hue to gold dawn goes down to day The use of alliteration emphasizes Frosts message. The metaphor used is the comparison between the beginning of things to things of gold. Everything starts out good, and as time goes on, it loses value and decays. The same happens with gold.
The words that carry strong connotative meaning are subsides, grief, and go down. They carry the strong emotional feeling of ending. They enforce the thought of the end.
The theme of the poem is nothing stays. Seasons change, people die, and colors fade. Everything good and evil has a beginning and an end.