The Outsiders Poem: Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost


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An allegory is _____.

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1. When Robert Frost writes 'nothing gold can stay' he means what?

2. In the novel The Outsiders, Ponyboy is a/an _____ type of person.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to assess your understanding of how the plot events in The Outsiders parallel the imagery in Robert Frost's poem 'Nothing Gold Can Stay'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments focus on:

  • Ponyboy's characteristics
  • Common theme of 'Nothing Gold Can Stay' and The Outsiders
  • What Frost means by 'nothing gold can stay'

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the key term allegory
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify what Johnny means when he tells Ponyboy to 'stay gold'
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on 'Nothing Gold Can Stay' and The Outsiders

Additional Learning

The Outsiders Poem: 'Nothing Gold Can Stay' by Robert Frost is a lesson that will teach you about the use of this poem within this text. Objectives covered include:

  • Understand the meaning of Frost's poem
  • Review the plot of The Outsiders
  • Know how the poem is an allegory to the novel