Avila1English 102, Summer ‘20Assignment: Paper Two OutlineEssay Outline:Introduction: Nothing Gold Can Stay, by Robert FrostPerhaps the only poem to capture the essence of life in eight resonant, complex, and ambiguous lines, Nothing Gold Can Stay is comprised of condensed metaphor and vivid description. The speaker in this poem is elusive, for they are unnamed, but we can assume that the speaker is older of age, wise for their perspective on life.Thesis: "Nothing Gold Can Last" is about beauty, youth and the transient essence of life itself.Body:A: 1- In “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” the speaker describes how all good things must come to an end.2- In almost every line, figurative language is used to compare our lives to nature and amplify the overall theme of the story by the words used.3- The overall feeling of this poem is kind of sad because it reminds us that our lives are short, and everything must come to an end with or without our consent.C: Frost uses repetition of the line “nothing gold can stay” to emphasize the theme and what he wants the reader to take from the poem. Another form of repetition used in the poem was alliteration, and it is very noticeable in the second line, “Her hardest hue to hold.”D: Symbolization in this poem is very strong. The poem starts off with stating that natures first greenis gold, which can be used to represent the innocence we have in our childhood. Then it goes on to say that it is the “hardest hue to hold,” which is often very true, because some kids arerobbed of their innocence or just simply lose it because they try to grow up too soon. It's also the hardest hue to hold because it only lasts for a couple years, and then our conscious kicks in.
Avila2Conclusion: "Nothing Gold Can Last" is about beauty, youth and the transient essence of life itself.Robert Frosts use of repetition, figurative language, symbolism, and alliteration, we can clearly see that the goal of this short poem is to educate the reader on how transient and fleeting life is.