Presentation on theme: "Nothing Gold Can Stay By Robert Frost. “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Robert Frost Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s."— Presentation transcript:
Nothing Gold Can Stay By Robert Frost
“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.
“Nothing Gold Can Stay” What do you think Robert Frost is trying to say? Is this supposed to be a sad poem? What makes you think so or think not? When you hear the poem read aloud, what images come to your mind?
“Nothing Gold Can Stay” Robert Frost’s poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” helps Ponyboy and Johnny understand that growing up and facing reality is a necessary part of life.
“Nothing Gold Can Stay” “Nothing gold can stay,” means that all good things must come to an end. Sunrises transform the night into day, and flowers wilt. In life, everything loses its youth and innocence. This loss does not have to be devastating, however.
“Nothing Gold Can Stay” The poem uses a metaphor from nature. The loss of innocence is as natural as the death of a flower. Both losses must be accepted as an inevitable part of life. The Greasers will inevitably suffer losses and sacrifices. However, this does not mean that the loss of being good is inevitable for Johnny and Ponyboy.
“Nothing Gold Can Stay” Before he dies, Johnny urges Ponyboy to “stay gold,” to hold onto being good which will outlast his loss of youth and innocence.