Then leaf subsides to leaf. Each part of cycle brings a new aesthetic that is both new and familiar, different and the same. Spring flower may die, but will bloom next year. The simple life cycle of a leaf, from the budding stage to its demise as it falls on the ground, provides Frost with the knowledge of a cardinal truth. In this poem, Frost explains that nothing, especially that which is perfect and beautiful, can last forever. His use of the poem extends the theme that everything good will be lost, that innocence and beauty are transient in nature, and that time will taint all. He means that the first green stage of growth is the stage that goes by the most quickly, and gives way to maturity quickly.
Children may grow old and die, but the next generation of kids will come with their innocence again. Her early leafs a flower, But only so an hour. It reads: 'Nature's first green is gold, her hardest hue to hold. Metaphorically, the writer is saying that the earliest leaves are as beautiful as a flower. The poet has used an analogy between two natural processes, one found in nature and the other in the lives of human beings, to show how the two correspond to each other and have similar endings.
I really like your analysis. By the time Frost returned to the United States in 1915, he had published two full-length collections, A Boy's Will Henry Holt and Company, 1913 and North of Boston Henry Holt and Company, 1914 , and his reputation was established. We spend our lives in the moment. The couple moved to England in 1912, after they tried and failed at farming in New Hampshire. Line 2 Her hardest hue to hold.
Line 6 In this line the poet invokes the biblical Garden of Eden to further illustrate his point. All things must also be as limited. The title of the poem is metaphorical and gold represents value and wealth so when it says nothing gold can stay it means that nothing that is precious or of great value in the materialistic way can stay forever. So the first color we see in spring doesn't stick around very long. Think of spring and how lush the blossoms are.
Robert Frost states in the very first stanza this point. The version discussed above is widely recognized to be most complete. There is a beauty to the Greasers' life that Hinton glorifies. Secondly, change also takes place on the inside, mentally and psychologically. It is impossible to keep a plant green forever, as any gardener knows. Eden loses its innocence and 'subsides to grief' as the 'dawn goes down to the day. This must have compelled him to look for answers to the many mysteries surrounding this great circus we call life.
The poet focuses on the leaf to draw our attention towards the gradual withering away of life and vitality from anything which is conceived and is fresh at the beginning. The first light on the first green leaf it touches turns it magically gold. He often employed scenes from rural New England in his poems, using them to discuss complex philosophical topics. They are young and wild but bonded by their circumstances. By making this reference, Frost is implying that the idea nothing good can last is an old one; it's part of our human experience. In winter, life is buried under a sea of white. Line 8 Nothing gold can stay.
In dealing with this endearing truth about life, Frost undertakes the role of a passive spectator who gives in to destiny when it comes to his greatest joys and moments. There could be the subtle allusion to the great Fall of humankind from Grace hidden in these words. In line 7 Frost uses visual imagery describing the end of dawn, the most beautiful hour of the day with the different colors of sunrise. In just the wink of an eye, those blossoms fall to the ground and summer takes hold with a sweaty, hot knowledge of spring lost. The alliteration adds a more poetic sound to the simplicity of the rhyming couplets. Therefore, changing the leave from gold to green. The fleetingness of gold, which is the symbol of wealth, has been emphasized in the poem.
Line 3 This line of the poem is both a statement of fact and a metaphor. Through the use of paradox, Frost suggests that the most cherished elements of life will eventually fade. Frost eventually won a Pulitzer Prize for poetry the following year after its publication. Then leaf subsides to leaf. The lyrical delight of the poet in writing this poem is undeniable. But he says gold is the first green because all humans care about is gold and as a result they are giving it greater importance than nature, our source of life.
For example, our innocence that is gone so fast and how fast time goes by; those things are valuable like gold. When it ends one more day is gone and with it the beauty that lies within it. Understanding how these devices are used can help you deepen your understanding of the poem and interpret the theme in multiple ways. Though on the surface, the speaker shows the depressing nature of every beautiful thing, in deep level, there is hope of next bright day. There is a clear personification of nature. The young flower stands straight up and basks.
I perceive it more like referring to non-material thinks that are valuable. Nature's early leaf is a flower, which is to last only for an hour, no longer. Both of these ideas are fleeting and cannot last forever. The constant cycle of life and death is at the very core of existence. This blossom is a metaphor for youth that remains only briefly. Gold symbolizes materialism, it would not last for long and it will give a false sense of security and happiness. Line 4 But only so an hour.