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1What a Rose What a Rose Symbolizes Jennifer Ceniceros ENG 125 Amy Hartmann January 9, 2012
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2What a Rose What a Rose Symbolizes The 19th-century Irish poet John Boyle O'Reilly wrote a poem using a rose to symbolize love. Symbolism is used in poetry because it uses images to convey emotions and traditional knowledge clearly and forcefully to help the reader have a better understanding of the message being sent. John Boyle O'Reilly not only used these symbols in his poem "A White Rose," but actually explained them (ordinarily, symbols are not explained, because they are understood): (Clugstan). The red rose whispers of passion, And the white rose breathes of love; Oh, the red rose is a falcon, And the white rose is a dove. But I send you a cream-white rosebud, With a flush on its petal tips; For the love that is purest and sweetest Has a kiss of desire on its lips. The symbolism is what really drew me to this poem. It is romantic and beautiful in every way. “The red rose whisper of passion” clearly connects the color red to passion. Red is a very
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