So just as the Garden of Eden did not last very long neither does youth. This poem is also talking about how childhood does not last forever. I know this because it says, “Nature’s first green is gold”. When I think of the first green I think of birth because it is the first time you have seen the Earth. The theme of Nothing Gold Can Stay is to stay young as long as possible because once it is gone it is gone.
I will be giving my own ideal argument on the way the theme relates with my reading literary experience and personal insight. In the short eight lined poem, “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” written by Robert Frost, he starts out by painting a picture theme of spring by using symbols of green and gold.“Nature’s first green is gold.” (Clugston, 2010). Here the point is to take in the beauty and feeling of nature and beautiful spring. According to Clugston, (2010) the color green is nature symbolizing birth-new beginning and gold in relation with perfection. For those that have experienced all four seasons and when Spring comes it can be related to a new birth of life.
In the opening extract of ‘Of Mice And Men’ Steinbeck uses many linguistic techniques to present nature as positive: as if it was better untouched and without humans. “The golden foothill slopes curve” This is an example of how in the first paragraph Steinbeck uses adjectives to portray how beautiful nature is. The word “golden” could symbolise the clarity and beauty of the colour of the hills and how the colour (like gold) stays unchanged no matter how old or weathered it becomes. It could also show that nature is desired, like we desire gold and golden objects, and should be treasured because it is a rarity and because is it so pure (like how gold is pure because it is almost un-reactive). Besides using adjectives to portray the way nature looks, Steinbeck also uses them in metaphors to present it as alive and moving: “to the strong and rocky Gabilan Mountains” Even though he uses two rather forceful words to describe the Mountains, neither of the words are negative or too harsh.
The second line, "Her hardest hue to hold", describes how fast springtime and all the beauty is over so quickly. The next line, "Her early leafs a flower", is again limning the beautiful essence of early springtime. But the succeeding line, "But only so an hour", shows how the inevitable end of spring comes very soon after its beginning. "Then leaf subsides to leaf" is the next line which literally denotes the change from spring to fall and the falling leaves in fall. The next line, "So Eden sank to grief" , is telling how the beauty that was in spring has subsided to the cold winter.
Right away were able to visualize a rose but not the typical rose that we see so abundantly, this rose is disfigured and inadequate. Throughout the first stanza were given descriptive terms to further reinforce those images that the speaker invokes with words like meager, sparse, marred, etc. These aren’t the typical adjectives one would use to describe the beauty of a rose. Initially I’m brought to wonder what exactly the speaker is trying to convey. Are we describing a rose or something entirely different?
In one of his letters to his brother Theo, Van Gogh said, “You may know that the peony is Jeannin's, the hollyhock belongs to Quost, but the sunflower is mine in a way”. When someone observes his oil painting Two Cut Sunflowers it makes the viewer realize how passionate he was about these flowers. He was a Post Impressionist painter and his use of vivid colors evokes an emotional response in the viewer. The language of art is truly amazing it has the power to express a myriad of emotions without the use of a single word. Van Gogh set his wilted sunflowers which are painted in shades of yellow against a complementary blue background.
Explain How The Rossetti Siblings Attempt to Convey Intense Emotion in the Two Poems? In both of the Rossetti siblings’ poems they use expressions to display intense emotion. In Christina’s poem the feelings are very positive, however, in her brother, Dante Gabriel’s, poem the emotions are quite the opposite. In ‘A Birthday’ the main body of the poem is filled with comparisons, the first stanza is describing the feelings in the narrator’s heart using references to the natural environment, ‘ My heart is like a singing bird whose nest is in a watered shoot.’ The last two lines of the stanza show that the emotions she is feeling are even more intense than these wonderful examples. She then explains why; ‘Because my love is come to me.’ The emotion that she is feeling is love, and she is suggesting that it is greater than the emotion she feels for other wondrous things.
In Sonnet 130, there is no use of grandiose metaphor or allusion; he does not compare his love to Venus, there is no evocation to Morpheus, etc. The ordinary beauty and humanity of his lover are important to Shakespeare in this sonnet, and he deliberately uses typical love poetry metaphors against themselves. In Sidney's work, for example, the features of the poet's lover are as beautiful and, at times, more beautiful than the finest pearls, diamonds, rubies, and silk. In Sonnet 130, the references to such objects of perfection are indeed present, but they are there to illustrate that his lover is not as beautiful -- a total rejection of Petrarch form and content. Shakespeare utilizes a new structure, through which the straightforward theme of his lover’s simplicity can be developed in the three quatrains and neatly concluded in the final couplet.
HE finds it difficult to capture the essence of nature and any attempts are synthetic. Nature invites and intrigue’s him, but after observing its beauty, it leaves him questioning and sometimes pains him: ‘The glory invites me, yet it leaves me scorning’. ‘Words’, instead of describing nature’s beauty, depicts Thomas’ plea with the English language to allow him to portray the beauty of nature he observes. He makes direct appeal to the words: ‘Will you choose’, ‘choose’ suggests that the words have a mind of their own and that they are able to make decisions for themselves. The poem consists of free verse with irregularities which further suggests that the words have a mind of their own, both unpredictable and uncontrollable.
Whatever inspiration it may have as a self-contained poem or hymn to love, Paul intended it to be used to help solve the Pacific problem of the destructive manner in which the Corinthians were using their Spiritual gifts. So it is perfectly legitimate to substitute the gifts for tongues, prophecy, faith and so on, in verses 1-3 and 8-9. So too there are no doubt other facets of love that could be added to the description of verses-four 7, but these appear because they are precisely the areas in which to Corinthians were most lacking. To say