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Analysis and comments on One Perfect Rose by Dorothy Parker

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Comment 25 of 338, added on November 2nd, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 24 of 338, added on May 24th, 2010 at 4:26 PM.
one perfect rose

Dorothy Parker was a singular wit, and I believe she was having a little
fun. If you've ever read anything else of hers, you know that she loved to
poke convention in the eye. It's a brilliant piece of turn-about.


David Nichol from United States
Comment 23 of 338, added on May 24th, 2010 at 4:26 PM.
one perfect rose

Dorothy Parker was a singular wit, and I believe she was having a little
fun. If you've ever read anything else of hers, you know that she loved to
poke convention in the eye. It's a brilliant piece of turn-about.


David Nichol from United States
Comment 22 of 338, added on January 30th, 2010 at 3:16 PM.
one perfect rose

I think that the rose stands for love, while the limousine stands for
material. if i had to choose a theme for this poem it would be that while
attraction between two lovers can wither and die fast like a rose, money
never loses it's allure.

Keely from United States
Comment 21 of 338, added on January 6th, 2010 at 5:25 AM.
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Comment 20 of 338, added on April 22nd, 2009 at 6:51 AM.

I believe this poem is more about the author wanting commitment than money
and material things. It appears to me that she is talking about a rose she
has just gotten is from someone she's in a new relationship with and that
she thinks the relationship won't become really serious because she
believes the man has a fear of commitment.

Evidence that the relationship is new is given in the first and second
stanzas. In the first stanza the rose is called "pure" which symbolizes the
purity and newness of the relationship. "With scented dew still wet" is
used to describe the rose. The fact that the rose is "still wet" symbolizes
the freshness of the relationship. Also, in the second stanza, Parker calls
the rose a floweret, which is often a young, or new, flower.

From the second stanza, the line "'My fragile leaves,' it said, 'his heart
enclose.'" infers that the author thinks the man's heart is fragile and so
he is afraid of commitment. "Love long has taken for his amulet" is an
important line because the definition of amulet is a charm to protect
against evils, usually worn around the neck, so it seems the man is afraid
of anything bad that might happen from being in a serious relationship. It
is also important that an amulet is usually worn around the neck, because
it's not worn on a finger and if the guy was committed, he'd want to end up
putting a ring on the girl's finger. That the author wants a "limousine"
implies that she wants something serious, possibly even marriage (which
goes along with the amulet thing I said) because brides often go to their
weddings in limousines.





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Comment 19 of 338, added on November 22nd, 2008 at 9:50 AM.

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Poet: Dorothy Parker
Poem: 53. One Perfect Rose
Volume: Enough Rope
Year: 1926
Added: Feb 3 2004
Viewed: 553 times
Poem of the Day: Jun 26 2011


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