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.
hue = color
subsides = falls back down
Eden = Adam and Eve
1) How did they "sink to grief"?
so = like, in the same way as

1) What do you think Robert Frost is trying to say? (Try to sum it up in a phrase or two.)
2) How does this poem apply to the events/characters of the novel so far? (What "gold" did Pony have that didn't last?)
3) Is this supposed to be a sad poem? What makes you think so/not?

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