Seeker Windy; Example of how a rose can be use as a symbol.

In the reading itself the author mentioned how a symbol can be use to better help understand while also envoking more of a reaction. He even mention how a rose can be use as a symbol and gave an example. This link as well as the Poems listed below are other  examples of how a rose was use as a symbol. The same object is use by different poets to reinforced meaning.

“A Sick Rose” by William Blake, 1794

Rose, thou art sick!

The invisible worm

That flies in the night,

In the howling storm,

Has found out thy bed

Of crimson joy:

And his dark secret love

Does thy life destroy.

“A Red, Red Rose” by Robert Burns, 1869

O, my luve’s like a red, red rose

That’s newly sprung in June

O, my luve’s like the melodie

That’s sweetly play’d in tune

As fair art thou, my bonie lass

So deep in luve am I

And I will luve thee still, my Dear

Till a’ the seas gang dry

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my Dear

And the rocks melt wi’ the sun!

O I will luve thee still, my Dear

While the sands o’ life shall run

And fare the weel, my only love!

And fare the well awhile!

And I will come again, my love.

Tho it were ten thousand mile!

“One Perfect Rose” by Dorothy Parker, 1926

A single flow’r he sent me, since we met.

All tenderly his messenger he chose;

Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet —

One perfect rose.

I knew the language of the floweret;

“My fragile leaves,” it said, “his heart enclose.”

Love long has taken for his amulet

One perfect rose.

Why is it no one ever sent me yet

One perfect limousine, do you suppose?

Ah no, it’s always just my luck to get

One perfect rose.


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