After I analyzed can I conclude that the above poem tells of the metamorphosis of life described as the metamorphosis that occurs in plants. The first greenery of Nature is gold or riches. Throughout the poem, Frost uses deep symbolism, rhyme, and allusion to reveal his point. Gold, which is money based, can take years to accumulate but can be washed away in a millisecond. Posted on 2011-09-25 by a guest. Since the gold of the leaves is its hardest hue to hold, it disappears quickly. Metaphorically, that early beauty endures for such a brief and fleeting time that it could seem like it only really lasts for an instant.
Robert Frost states in the very first stanza this point. Pony is acutely conscious that he is underprivileged and scorned. Some go their whole lives, naïve to many things, while most get that innocence stolen; whether it is through merely growing up, through misguided choices, or simply by luck. But in each case an emotional loss is involved in the changed conditions. After the fight, Ponyboy returns to see Johnny in the hospital, and as he dies, Johnny tells his friend: 'Stay gold, Ponyboy.
The poem means that nothing young can stay and we cannot expect anything to last forever. When the special light of the dawn ends, the leaf will again look like a leaf. These three things can be seen in real life. When Two-Bit breaks the school windows, Dally takes the blame and goes to jail. I am a grade eight teacher and this is my first time teaching this novel. Write a paragraph explaining how the theme of this poem is either true about life, or untrue, depending on your opinion. So the process of metamorphosis that the living is a change, from youth up to old age and finally died.
He no longer pities himself or has a chip on his shoulder; instead, he looks into the future with optimism, knowing that he can rise above gang life and poverty and do something constructive in the world. The subsidence, the sinking, the going down is, by the logic of the poem, a blessed increase if we are to follow the cycle of flower, leaf, bud, fruit, into the full life that includes loss, grief, and change. It is a compressed piece of work in which each word and sound plays its part in full. If you have a multimedia projector, a slideshow of some images of sunrise, trees, animals, and other plants would be a great mood-setter. Now their going through a really hard time witch is kinda like the poem Nothing Gold Stays. Bagby The basic structure here, though extraordinarily compressed, is typically synecdochic. Frost is saying that the first green of spring is extremely beautiful and precious.
Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. The poem illustrates the fact that nothing will last forever. Frost's reading supports this structure with his slight pitch rises indicating non-finality at the ends of lines one and three, compared with terminal falling pitch at the ends of all other lines; that is, there is double bar juncture in one and three versus double cross in the rest of the Smith-Trager symbolization. Dally, in particular, watches out for him, and Johnny, in return, idolizes him; therefore, it is very surprising when Johnny tells Dally not to bother Cherry Valence. All three of them belong to a gang known as the Greasers, which is comprised of teenagers from the poor east side of town.
The fleetingness of gold, which is the symbol of wealth, has been emphasized in the poem. Historical context Frost is one of the most famous and honoured poets in American history. While the green appearance of the leaves remains all through the day, the golden appearance is only for a short while. The poems each use legends or myth to get a specific point across. The dawn of a new day - the dawn of a new life is precious yet short lived.
Not in the past or the future. Although short, it drives home a deep point and meaning. Throughout the story, Ponyboy has been noting sunsets and sunrises. This is compressed piece of poem where profound idea is simply put into the childlike rhyming words. Plants sprout, bud, grow, wither, and die.
But the sun rises to day not goes down. Pony knows that it is ironic that most of the Greasers are quite decent people who want to be left alone, while most of the Socs are cold-blooded and mean trouble makers. Posted on 2011-06-24 by a guest. Due to Spam Posts are moderated before posted. Believe it, the end will come.
Its rhyming arrangement is in the following pattern: a-a-b b-c-c-d-d The entire poem is divisible. True Value of Gold Ever since man was given the gift of emotions; it is said that happiness and joy are necessities for common life. Then leaf subsides to leaf. But its lyricism should not blind the reader to believe that the poem is an outflow of an intense moment. Posted on 2013-05-19 by a guest.
There is no despair here. This is when I was first introduced to poetry in a way that stuck with me for the rest of my life. Johnny's dying wish is to spur Ponyboy on into a better future where he can 'stay gold. Enjoy each new thing as it comes and do not try to hold on to it for it cannot stay. But, that can all change in a heart-beat.