This crow symbolizes a dark part or some sort of bad event in the narrators life. Its hue is described as hard to hold, as evanescent as wealth itself. The first and the last stress of the poem are both on the nucleus ej. If proportionally compared to a person, Frost is saying people may achieve but can only remain pure and beautiful for a very short time. But line one is like three with its copula while two and four with deleted copulas are the only lines lacking finite verbs, for an A-B-A-B pattern exactly matching that of the stressed vowel nuclei at the middle stress of those same lines. Both these poems show the importance of life.
But in each case an emotional loss is involved in the changed conditions. Indeed, it is alliteration more than any other formal element that cements together Frost's eight end-stopped lines. It means that all things are going to change eventually, like people, seasons and nature. At one point owner or later everything fades away, thus Eden, who represents humans, sank to grief and Frost shows how nothing can stay gold. Actually, it seems that any works of Robert Frost produced 1923 or later are still under copyright under the Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998 -- Wikisource has pulled this poem off its pages, since the copyright on Frost's post-1923 works were all renewed. In each case the temporary and partial becomes more long-lived and complete; the natural cycle that turns from flower to leaf, from dawn to day, balances each loss by a real gain. Metaphorically, the writer is saying that the earliest leaves are as beautiful as a flower.
But blooms, as you'll know if you've ever gardened, only last a few days, or weeks, depending on the plant. To me, there are a few meanings about life, and innocence. It contains metaphors and imagery that delineates the concept of the finest. After the death of his father from tuberculosis when Frost was eleven years old, he moved with his mother and sister, Jeanie, who was two years younger, to Lawrence, Massachusetts. Obviously, in spring the trees will bud and flower before growing back their leaves. Nature represents the first instance of gold.
It could mean either that nature's first green in the springtime has now turned to autumnal gold or that nature's first growth is golden, or precious, because it lasts such a short time, cannot hold its color and fades as soon as the leaves fall in autumn. Line 2 Her hardest hue to hold. The first and the last stress of the poem are both on the nucleus ej. And not only is nature personified here, it's actually made into a female figure. Six versions of the poem exist, the first sent to George R.
When power corrupts, poetry cleanses. Then leaf subsides to leaf. . Hinton uses the Frost poem as an allegory, or extended metaphor, for the childhoods of Ponyboy and Johnny, possibly even for all of the Greasers, and how their innocence cannot last. In Nothing Gold Can Stay, for instance, the poet uses the shifting of the seasons to comment on the fleeting nature of life and beauty. Notice that the middle stress in lines one and three is on fronting diphthongs while that in two and four is on rounded ones, for an alternating A-B-A-B effect, whereas in the second half of the poem, the first two lines have fronting diphthongs in the center and the last two have rounding ones, in an A-A-B-B arrangement.
Nothing Gold Can Stay is the name of the debut by American band , released on October 19, 1999. In Nothing Gold Can Stay Frost shows the loss of innocence between two figures, Eden and gold. Line 4 But only so an hour. If you have a multimedia projector, a slideshow of some images of sunrise, trees, animals, and other plants would be a great mood-setter. One might hypothesize a priori that Frost's production of numerous short poems suggests an atomistic view of reality.
If the reader accepts green leaf and the full sunlight of day as finally more attractive than the transitory golden flower and the rose flush of a brief dawn, he must also accept the Edenic sinking into grief as a rise into a larger life. Many times in a person's life there will be unhappiness and sorrow, the good times will end. In that, Frost means to convey that youth will fade just as the sun goes from dawn to day. Notice first that only lines two and seven have all three stressed syllables in perfect alliteration within the line: Hardest-Hue-Hold, and Dawn-Down-Day. So the shortness of the poem is also expressive of its sense. One major function of the linguistic structures is thus to help organize the poem formally, and, in fact, to organize it in a number of ways simultaneously; this is a second reason for a close examination of its formal structure.
If the reader accepts green leaf and the full sunlight of day as finally more attractive than the transitory golden flower and the rose flush of a brief dawn, he must also accept the Edenic sinking into grief as a rise into a larger life. Line 7 The inevitability of decay is emphasized in this line. Indeed, the ow-ow-aw of line four recapitulates the final vowel nuclei of lines one through three. The green-gold leaves darken quickly, a change that symbolizes the brevity of all ideal heights. Interpretations What Robert Frost wants readers to think of is figurative or literal elements of life that can be explained in this poem.