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Nothing Gold Can Stay Summary & Analysis
by Robert Frost

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"Nothing Gold Can Stay" was written in 1923 by the American poet Robert Frost. It was published in a collection called New Hampshire the same year, which would later win the 1924 Pulitzer Prize. Frost is well-known for using depictions of rural life to explore wider social and philosophical themes. "Nothing Gold Can Stay," written when Frost was 48, is no exception, using the metaphor of spring's ending to examine the transience of youth, beauty, and ultimately life itself.

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