Figurative Language in Nothing Gold Can Stay


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Which type of figurative language is used in the line, ''Nature's first green is gold,'' from Robert Frost's ''Nothing Gold Can Stay?''

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1. Which of the following lines from ''Nothing Gold Can Stay'' by Robert Frost is an example of personification?

2. Which of the following types of figurative language is an exaggeration?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Figurative language is often a key element of great poetry, such as Robert Frost's 'Nothing Gold Can Stay'. Use this assessment to test your understanding of Frost's use of figurative language in this poem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this assessment to test your understanding of:

  • The different types of figurative language used in 'Nothing Gold Can Stay'
  • Examples of personification from the poem
  • Different allusions found in the poem

Skills Practiced

The quiz will also test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as metaphors and hyperboles
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the different forms of figurative language used in 'Nothing Gold Can Stay' and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about various examples of figurative language from the poem

Additional Learning

For a quick review of the material covered in this assessment, study the lesson Figurative Language in 'Nothing Gold Can Stay'. With this assessment, you will review:

  • The definition of figurative language
  • Personification
  • Where the poem has been featured in pop culture
  • Allusion