Essay Analysis Of `` Nothing Gold Can Stay `` By Robert Frost

1224 Words Dec 10th, 2015 5 Pages
Many modernist poets believed that concreteness of detail was crucial to their writing, and aimed to use concrete objects to communicate their poetic ideas. Robert Frost and Marianne Moore both used concrete objects to describe how these details communicated their response to the changes of the Modernist era. In, “Poetry” Moore used concrete objects to emphasize the difference between materialistic views as opposed to the meaning of meaningful and emotional text. In “Nothing Gold Can Stay” Frost used the concrete objects to display how changes in society to fit the Modern era were not always beneficial. As well as comparing changes in the modernist era, the two also wrote about their quest for realism using concrete details. Both modernist authors used concrete objects/ details to express realism and how Modernist Era values are focused on materialistic views and perfection.
To begin, Moore used concrete objects such as animals to show the beauty of the things humans could not understand such as nature, compared to the pointlessness of “modern” poets writing “sophisticated” and very complex poems just for the image of being known as the poem that looks as if it would have a deeper meaning if it could be understood. Moore stated in her poem “When they become so derivative as to become unintelligible, the same thing may be said for all of us, that we do not admire what we cannot understand” (NAAL 1998) This quote displayed Moore’s opinion on how her use of “Poetry” to…

Related Documents