|Read to Understand: Allusion|
An allusion is a reference to a literary work or historical place or even in a piece of literature.
In Chapter 5, Ponyboy recites a poem by Robert Frost to Johnny. This has meaning to both boys. Mark the poem to show figurative language: words or phrases that stand for ideas.
Nothing Gold Can Stay
Nature’s first green is gold,
her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower.
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So down goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
Subject: What is the poem about?
Theme: What is the poem’s meaning or message?
Tone: What is the author’s attitude toward the subject?
BONUS: What is the allusion in the poem?
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