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1.1.4 Test - Sophia Bailor 1. Short-response prompt (15 points) Read the following two poems: "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost Nature's 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. "The Red Wheelbarrow" by William Carlos Williams so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white Chickens. Compare and contrast the ways in which the two authors use figurative language in their poems to convey tone. How does the tone in each poem differ? Be sure to include specific details from the texts to support your answer.
that, at the beginning of spring, nature is actually more gold than green. This line also uses alliteration, repeating the G in "green" and "gold," which only adds to the connection between the two colors. Line 2 uses personification to talk about nature. It refers to nature as a "her" and says that she has a hard time holding on to the color gold. In Line 3 there is a metaphor, comparing a leaf to a flower, blurs the line between the two. Line 5 expects the reader to remember the metaphor from line 3, which compared a leaf to a flower. If the line is translated to "flower subsides to leaf," it makes a little bit more sense. The speaker's use of the word leaf twice keeps our minds working and adds more alliteration to the poem.

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