What does Eden represent in the poem Nothing Gold Can Stay?
Likewise, what does each line mean in the poem Nothing Gold Can Stay?
Gold in the poem represents youth. Line one, "Natures First Green Is Gold," indicates nature's first green is youth, because every living thing begins with youth. Line two, "Her Hardest Hue To Hold," represents that youth is very hard to keep because they get older in age.
Beside above, what is the structure of the poem Nothing Gold Can Stay? Nothing Gold Can Stay is predominantly iambic trimeter in rhythm, that is, there are three regular stress beats to most lines, except lines 1 and 8, which contain trochees and spondees: Nature's / first green / is gold, Nothing / gold / can stay.
Herein, what does Eden represent in Nothing Gold Can Stay?
So Eden sank to grief, The "so" at the beginning of the line means "just as," which means that in line, the speaker is comparing mankind's fall from the Garden of Eden to the change from gold to green he described in the first half of the poem. This refers to the biblical fall of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden.
What is the symbolism in Nothing Gold Can Stay?
The symbolic meaning of the poem is that in the beginning everything is great and wonderful, but as time continues things begin to lose their beauty because nothing good lasts. Nothing precious can last.