Please watch the above video of Ponyboy reciting Robert Frost’s poem, “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” and then answer the following questions below. You may need to use the book to read the poem a few times. Be sure to use at least one comma and one semi-colon somewhere in your response, so that I can see that you understand their applications.
What is this poem really about? (It is filled with metaphors…..look up the definition of metaphor if you are unsure of its meaning)
To what do you think the poet is referring when he says “Nothing gold can stay”?
What kind of mood is this poem expressing: happiness, sadness, fear, anxiety, etc.?
Specifically, which words from the poem do you feel contribute to the creation of this mood?
Please check the new tab at the top of the page titled “Music Videos.” Watch the first video of The Beatles and be prepared to discuss the meaning behind the lyrics in regards to the theme of friendship in the novel.