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Analysis and comments on lily has a rose by e.e. cummings

Comment 6 of 6, added on March 3rd, 2009 at 6:07 PM.

this poem says that if you love a person, you can't replace it, it shows
when violet rejects when lily offers the guy's brother, obviously lily is
being blunt and stupid. violet likes the guy, but the guy likes lily. this
poem shows the complexity of love. lilies are also very much bigger than
violets by size and have more fragrance than violets, which may mean that
in this poem the girl lily is a bold girl, a girl who stands out more than
violet

Sonia choi from Canada
Comment 5 of 6, added on December 5th, 2008 at 12:53 AM.

This poem is about how we, as humans, approach love. How we look at looks
more than personality. He choses girls with flowers names because we look
at flowers for their beauty and not what they do.

brandie from United States
Comment 4 of 6, added on December 8th, 2007 at 9:08 PM.

The poem represents that goodness and kindness do not equate to power and
monopoly, but only momentary and fleeting recognition.

Elena from United States
Comment 3 of 6, added on February 5th, 2007 at 2:01 PM.

well this poem is a good poem i can really put what i feel aboout it inb
words but one thing that i do know is that it seems as if he is makein the
little thing souds so big and i like that......

tasha taylor from United States
Comment 2 of 6, added on March 23rd, 2006 at 2:27 PM.

this poem to me represents the innosence of something and then theb power
of a country during war which is the heighth of the boy

aubrey from United States
Comment 1 of 6, added on November 15th, 2005 at 7:55 PM.

i keep reading this poem, and at first, it seems like lily just has a rose,
and that's it. but the more i read it and think about it, i realize that a
rose is the symbol for innocence, and maybe the rose being given is
representing the loss of innocence.
but, i am still thinking about this poem, because innocence is only a
concept, and nothing more. but i do think this poem is absolutely
wonderful.

stephanie from United States

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Poet: e.e. cummings
Poem: lily has a rose
Added: Jan 31 2004
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