In the beginning of the poem he personifies nature into a female so that the audience better understands natures pain and suffering due to humans greedy ways. . All these phrases from the poem caters the meaning that nothing gold or good can last. It focuses on the truth that change is inevitable and it involves degeneration. Although these two short poems similarly use both imagery and syntax, they have distinct differences also because these elements are used in different ways to convey different messages. The first greenery of Nature is gold or riches. N G G H H H: O L F O S O L S L O S G D D D N G S The arrangement down the center of the S-initial words is striking, as is the triangular placement of the L-initial ones.
The hesitant perfections of gold, of flower, of Eden, and finally of dawn are linked to parallel terms which are set in verbal contexts of diminished value. In the first line of the poem 'Nature's first green is gold,' gold means good, perfect, beautiful and special. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Theme: Enjoy things while they last and while you have them. Nothing Gold Can Stay is a short poem of eight lines that contains subtle yet profound messages within metaphor, paradox and allegory.
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. The poem, which belittles the importance and power of gold, is beautifully rhythmic and remarkably musical. It is hard to maintain wealth, but one cannot be truly happy if he only appreciates the appearance of wealth. All good and beautiful things of the life finally perish. Then I blinked and moved on to other American scenes of haystacks, water whitening over rocks, even one of a brown hare who seemed so wired with alertness I imagined him springing right out of the frame. Copyright © 1991 by Mordecai Marcus. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour.
Here the speaker wants to say that the first green of the spring is precious and very amazing. Nothing Gold Can Stay By: Robert Frost 1. Instead the author depicts that nature is stripped of her importance and sad therefore the dawn goes down to day meaning instead of the weather staying beautiful, like it does in the morning, it turns to the hot, muggy afternoon. Written when Frost was 48 years old, an experienced poet, whose life had known grief and family tragedy, the poem focuses on the inevitability of loss - how nature, time and mythology are all subject to cycles. The great nature is symbolized here to show, the theme of life and death.
Six versions of the poem exist, the first sent to George R. Its rhyming arrangement is in the following pattern: a-a-b b-c-c-d-d The entire poem is divisible. Our whole human experience makes us aware that dawn is tentative, lovely, but incomplete and evanescent. So dawn goes down to day, The poet continues with his comparisons. The hue of gold with all its value associations of richness and color cannot be preserved. But after a while 5.
All the things are transitory in nature. By analogy the third term in the poem takes on the character of the first two; gold is green; flower is leaf; Eden is grief. Precious 'golden' times and states, by their very nature, are destined to change into something that may not always be ideal, so the message is to take full advantage of what is precious and valuable. The change in nature and human life is a part of the glory of nature. The next year, he tried going to the first grade, but dropped out again; the same thing happened the next year after that.
The lesson is that gold can halt, nothing from taking a natural course of action. The poem starts off happy because he has this garden and he just speaks of as such a great beauty but at the end its more sad because he's sort of mourning the fact that the beauty doesn't last forever. Yet as apparent flower the comparison is metaphoric rather than a similethat is, leaf is flower, not leaf resembles or is like flower , the leaf exists in disguise only a moment and then moves on to its true state as leaf. Only the natural essence of something is timeless. When the sun rises at dawn, everything appears golden. It is a truth of life which Frost denotes to us in wonderful terms.
Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. Look for time and place, keywords, punctuation, stanza divisions, changes in length or rhyme, and sentence structure. But its lyricism should not blind the reader to believe that the poem is an outflow of an intense moment. The early leaf is the golden leaf that has been mentioned in the first line. A metaphor nevertheless, gold being that most precious thing, of most value.
Frost puts his symbolism to use as well. Then leaf subsides to leaf. It gives the reader details to put an image in his head. It is a compressed piece of work in which each word and sound plays its part in full. I perceive it more like referring to non-material thinks that are valuable. The parallels are clear - perfect, ideal situations don't last forever. Words which are first read and seemingly simplistic, tend to illuminate in symbolism and representation.