engine in a quiet setting of a desolate road. 143. Nothing Gold Can Stay 1. The paradox in line 1 is that nature’s green is gold. How can it be? Nature’s bloom is golden, as in that it is to be welcomed and revered. Leaf and flower are two distinct stages of a plant, giving another paradox. Yet this symbolizes a fleeting of youthful beauty. The “early leaf” of nature is its flower, its pinnacle. 2. The first symbol is found in lines 1 and 2, stating that the cycle of nature is what is truly beautiful about it. The second symbol is its fleeting beauty, as mentioned in the previous question. Later, the poem continues on the fleeting beauty remarks, stating that nature will fall much like “eden” who “sank into grief”. Therefore, the symbolic meaning of “gold” is that nothing of the attributes given to gold will ever stay, as its beauty is fleeting. 3.The end rime of each line really helps the reader paint a visual image and chronology of the poem. Gold and hold go together because gold, as the last line of the poem mentions, will not hold its beauty for long.. Flower and hour go along with that theme, as the flower of nature will only have an hour to live. Day and stay also follow that theme, as the beauty of nature can only stay for a day.
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