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"Nothing gold Can stay" Written by Robert frost

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Transcript of "Nothing gold Can stay" Written by Robert frost

Natures 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.
About "NOthing gold can stay"

Written in 1923
Published by the Yale Review
Earned Frost the 1924 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
Rhyme scheme : AABBCCDD
No word is longer than two syllables.

Line 1
Nature's first green is gold,
literary Devices
Metaphor
Green is not gold. Frost is comparing the green of spring with something precious like gold.
Line 2
Her hardest hue to hold.
Robert Frost
Was Born on March 26, 1874 in San Francisco, California, US.
Died on January 29, 1963 in Boston, at the age of 88.
His occupation title was a poet and play writer.
Attended Dartmouth University for two months.
Also attended Harvard from 1897-1899, but left due to illness.
"Nothing gold Can stay" Written by Robert frost
Literary Appreciation by Breanna Baker

"Nothing Gold Can Stay" By Robert Frost
Literary devices
Personification
Frost gives human qualities to.."her" and being able to "hold" something.

Alliteration
Her hardest hue to hold.

Line 3
Her early leaf's a flower;
Literary devices
Personification
"her"
Line 4
But only so an hour.
Line 5
The leaf subsides to leaf.
Literary Devices
Imagery of nature
Literary devices
Natures imagery
Beautiful to start but fades quickly
Repetition
"leaf" affirms that the leaf lasts longer than the short bloom of the flower.
Line 6
So Eden sank to grief,
Literary devices
Allusion
Frost alludes to the fall of Eden in the bible
Line 7
So dawn goes down to day.
Literary devices
Contrast
Dawn/Day
Nature imagery
Shifts focus from seasons to a short day.
Line 8
Nothing gold can stay.
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