"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," for example, has the rhyme structure AABA-BBCB-CCDC-DDDD. The rhyme system for "Nothing Gold Can Stay" is quite simple: AA-BB-CC-DD. This poem contains four lines of three feet each. Each line has an unstressed syllable at the beginning and end, so there are total of 12 stressed and unstressed syllables.
The first line begins with a short syllable followed by a long one, so this line has an initial heavy stress on the first word. The second line follows the same pattern but with a light stress on the first word, which changes to a heavy one in the third line. In the fourth line, the first word receives a light stress instead.
The last line of the poem uses a different form of repetition than the other three: it repeats the final letter of the first line twice instead of once as in the other poems. This gives the impression that something is missing from the scene described in the poem.
Gold can't stay gold, nor silver coin. He who trusts in money, trusteth in sand. 'Tis human nature alone without God's help to keep us honest. The best rule is never to trust anyone entirely. With time, even the greatest men have been known to fall.
Robert Frost wrote the short poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay." The poem explores the concepts of impermanence, life, and death. Frost emphasizes his messages throughout the poem through contradiction, juxtaposition, and personification. The poem is divided into four rhyming couplets. The first couplet reads: "Nothing gold can stay; / No, not even gold. 'Twas bought with blood and pain." The next three couplets continue this theme by stating various things will change including beauty and joy but also acknowledging that some things are worth holding on to such as love and friendship.
Frost was a contemporary of T. S. Eliot who wrote a famous poem called "The Waste Land". They both had a great influence on later poets such as James Joyce and William Butler Yeats. "Nothing Gold Can Stay" can be compared to "The Waste Land" in terms of subject matter and style. However, while "The Waste Land" is much longer than "Nothing Gold Can Stay", they both deal with similar topics from different perspectives.
Frost was a renowned poet during his own time but is now known only to a small audience due to him not being published when he died at the age of 46. He worked as a school teacher and lab technician before becoming a full-time poet.
Frost says in the poem's title, "Nothing gold can remain," that gold (which we might suppose represents the first green) cannot survive and will soon transform into leaves. Because everything is done so exactly, this poem is one of my favorites. I like how the speaker tells us what he sees but also asks us to imagine what else could be out there waiting for him.
This poem is about reality versus imagination. The speaker tries to convince himself that gold will never decay but realizes that it already has. He then turns his attention to other things that are true but not seen by most people such as flowers after snowfall or birds during frozen times. In conclusion, the poet wants us to realize that even though we may see only what lies before us, there is so much more going on beneath the surface that we can't know or understand.