My task is to analyze and re write the poem in my own words, Im not asking you to do that for me , I just want to know what the poem is about. I really didn't get it.... Does this affect this later? What is the purpose of putting this poem in this book, Outsiders. I just want the message the author trying to say and what the poem is about. THank you! You guys are really awesome!
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Johnny encourages Ponyboy not to waste his youth looking for things he does't have. Johnny becomes reflective about life using Frost's poem as a metaphor. He tells Pony that life is fleeting and nothing is permanent hence "Nothing Gold can Stay". Johnny encourages Pony to see the goodness in people like Darry instead of wasting their relationship was something it is not. Johnny wants Pony to enjoy the beauty of life while he still ca because, like Johnny's own life, everything comes to an end.
How come Johnny encourage Pony? Pony was the one who told the poem when they were at the church. Johnny didn't mention about that at all: enjoy the beauty of life. I think you are taking about other stuff, I'm takling about chapter five. :D