In this poem, gold alludes to an object, or in this case a person's fragility or innocence. Dally is so crazy about keeping Johnny golden. He does not want Johnny to end up messing up like he did, and getting tough inside. Dallas Winston was in the slammer for a while, and it made him hard and tough, that is what Dally is trying to hide Johnny Cade from. The moral of Gone With the Wind is relative to Nothing Gold Can Stay. “Love and understanding are gone with the wind.” A film taking place in the setting of the Civil War, where characters had to make an effort everyday to survive, like Johnny was having to do after the church fire. Johnny’s understanding of why this had happened to him was long gone, he knew why he did it, and that his love for his brothers was never going to leave his side. Greasers were always different. It seemed like it was everyday one of them or the gang together would have to risk themselves to save another. Greasers hated the Socs and vice versa. That is what Ponyboy talked about. Ponyboy told the story, he either did it in his journal or told it in first person limited, which was through his eyes or how it all went down for him. The movie could be showing scenery and he would be talking about what he felt, or in the book, you cannot see what is happening so in between dialogue breaks, it would pause and he would talk about what he was thinking at the moment or what was happening and his thoughts on it. Although there were many spots in the movie
Dawe in his poem ‘Drifters’ presents the inevitable nature of change, particularly change that is unwanted. Moreover, Dawe manifests the diverse responses individuals have when encountering change in their lives and the transformative impact of change. These prominent themes are manipulated through the motif of travelling, flashbacks and symbolism.
No one can control what decisions, situations, people, and life is thrown at them so they can't fully control if it will or will not chip away at you and your innocence. Throughout the poem gold is slowly becoming scarce and is slowly fading away like life. A line from the poem says “Nothing gold can stay” saying through all the ups and downs, you can’t make you innocence stay. Gold or innocence is precious and only lasts a short amount of time. A boy who was bombarded with so many treacherous and soul snapping moments is Ponyboy Curtis. His parents died, his best friend died, he has little money, and had seen things that most adults have. With all these bumps in life's path it makes it hard for him to not drop innocence along the way. “My parents are dead. I live here with just Darry and Soda, my brothers.” is showing Ponyboy has two younger guardians which could lead him down the wrong path or one of them could leave him. The more and more Ponyboy was kicked around it seemed as if his feelings left his body. Near the end of the book Ponyboy shows he still has good left in him because he picked up a bottle so someone wouldn't get a flat tire. Comparing Ponyboy and the Soc’s, he has been through alot worse stuff than them.
There are many things that the word gold can refer to in the novel the outsiders, it can portray Johnny or Pony boy. I say this because a person like Johnny on comes around once in a life time and when you find a friend like that you will want to cherish it forever. For someone like pony boy he was a different type of gold.
Johnny and Ponyboy are two characters in S.E Hinton’s novel ‘The Outsiders.' They both have contrary lives from each other with a few similarities, as well as being two greasers from a second society. Johnny has had a rough life so far since both his parents never cared for him. His mother would abuse him verbally, and his father would abuse him physically and verbally. As for Ponyboy, both of his parents died, leaving him with his two older brothers Sodapop and Darry. Johnny and Ponyboy both read ‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’ at the ran down church. They didn’t know precisely what the poem meant, but little do they know that the poem would have a significant similarity to them individually. Each line and stanza refer to the experiences that Johnny and Ponyboy have lived through throughout the story.
This text response will be looking the comparison of the two poems, ‘Drifters’ by Bruce Dawe, And ‘In the park’ by Gwen Harwood under the name of Walter Lehmann. Drifters is about a seemingly constantly moving family, it describes the process the family will go through leaving their newest home. In the park is about a seemingly single mother raising her children, it describes the mother sitting in the park with her children when a previous lover comes by and talks about the children. With in each poem, the form and structure, language techniques and the tone and message will be analysed and compared with the other to gather a grater understanding of the Australian voice.
In today's modern world, the use of poetry to communicate and express oneself has become quite rare. One of the main reasons is due to the fact that with such an old style of writing, it is very often hard to understand properly. poetry is indeed difficult to read and hard to understand, but given time, it is a rewarding challenge. Poetry is not only written verse but is used in songs as well. Taken the time to listen to the words of modern songs, you will realise that the lyrics of the song are actually a poem linking modern day music to poetry.
The poem, ‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’, by Robert Frost is an important part of S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. Explain how the poem relates to the key events in the novel.
In many places of The Outsiders, Hinton included chunks of “Nothing Gold Can Stay”. The first time that readers saw the writing was in Chapter 5, Page 77. Pony was recalling a time when he first heard that poem; he remembered it since Johnny and Pony were talking about sunsets and how it is, “too bad that
“Nothing gold can stay” (77). These wise words from Robert Frost state that nothing can stay young forever. Johnny Cade is a quiet member of the Greasers gang. Johnny’s home life is rough, his father beats him and his mother could care less about him. The Greasers are the good gang from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Their rivals, the Socs, are preps who spend their time partying, or tormenting the Greasers. Throughout this story, Johnny is depicted as sensitive, selfless, and strong.
Gold is a clear symbol of Ponyboy throughout the story. Gold is a symbol because Johnny’s last words were “Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold...” Ponyboy also got a note saying “stay gold”, one way this could be a symbol is saying to be yourself and never let anyone change you no matter what. Johnny believed in Ponyboy, that he could always be himself, that he would never be changed by all the outside forces. Every moment is precious, don’t waste it. The symbol gold made people
Have you ever heard of the poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay’? Well, in the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, this poem is used. It ties in by explaining how none of the Greasers, really have a childhood. They grew up very fast, and didn’t have much with toys, and friendship. The Greasers have each other and that’s all.
Throughout the journey of life individuals experience many incidences of adversity that initially begin as obstacles however increase our inner strength. Throughout Bruce Dawes body of work ‘sometimes gladness’, such a concept is demonstrated especially in the poems ‘Migrants’ and ‘drifters’. Drifters is a poem that gives responders into the challenges of living a life on the move as well as the impact of such a lifestyle on the various members of the family, displaying the inner strength required to embark on such a life long journey. Furthermore, ‘Migrant’s’ details the struggles associate with a migrant families bid to assimilate into an unknown land, an emotional and physical journey that truly tests ones inner strength.
Although hard to tell without the full poem, the poem Nothing Gold can stay is probably a narrative. The poem tells about the anticipation of "the end" after the war.
The downpour recounts an idiosyncratic phenomenon from his childhood that lingered a cherished occurrence on the writer’s mind; watching as the rain drenched earth and everything on it, then becoming shadowed by the vehement thunder to follow, impacted the writer tremendously as the result/damage of the aforementioned coerced an aesthetic appreciation towards this phenomenon. This heavy downpour embarked the unforgettable memories of playing outside in the heavy rain as he reminisced on the vast imagery of nature’s elements along with the striking sounds that followed. In this extract, the writer’s application of stylistic devices and emotive languages such as: his amplification of “The Downpour” in his description, energizing personifications,