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Analysis and comments on The Rose Family by Robert Frost

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Comment 7 of 117, added on June 7th, 2005 at 3:34 PM.

I believe this poem is simply the first person complimenting the second, by
comparison to the beauty of a rose. In doing so, the first acknowledges
that so much in life is compared to a simle, beautiful flower. The tone is
sarcastic as Frost describes how everything seems to be a rose. Finally,
the compliment is paid, "You are a rose..."

Damon from United States
Comment 6 of 117, added on May 9th, 2005 at 4:03 PM.

what element of poetry is the rose family


wesley from United States
Comment 5 of 117, added on March 21st, 2005 at 8:05 PM.

I believe that Frost's "The Rose Family" reveals the concept of equality.
He is saying that, whether we be an apple, a pear or a plum, we are all
roses in the end. We are all created equally, and even though we may look
different, we are all as beautiful and as valuble as a rose... =)

Anna from United States
Comment 4 of 117, added on February 16th, 2005 at 11:16 AM.

"A rose is a rose and always was a rose" means things are what they are
"the apple's a rose, And the pear..." means that things are actually what
you make them, no one knows what a rose really is until someone tells them,
therefore an apple can be a rose, or a pear, or a plum.
This poem is derived from gertrude steins "Sacred Emliy"

Christina from United States
Comment 3 of 117, added on November 2nd, 2004 at 3:30 AM.

Hi friends,
Like many of Frost's poems, there is a very pretty exterior. It's quite
genius given that he is most of the time criticizing something underneath.
For example (and there are many of his famous poems that are like this),
this wonderful poem is about words/ideas/concepts, not beauty itself. It's
a comment on how words or ideas (like beauty, love, etc.) can be applied so
liberally that they lose their meaning. This makes the last clause
sarcastic -- an empty complement to prove his point.

Travis from United States
Comment 2 of 117, added on October 12th, 2004 at 10:04 PM.

I think that the speaker of this poem is saying that beauty is skin deep.
That it doesn't matter what you look like, an apple or a plum, you are
beautiful (a rose) no matter what.

Marissa from United States
Comment 1 of 117, added on October 12th, 2004 at 11:23 AM.

I think that this poem represents the simple things in like that we get too
busy to reconize then things get more complicated. The rose is a rose but
if things get too hecktic then the rose may appear to be an apple or a
plum. But life is what we make of it. so let it be simple once in a
while...

Kelly D. from United States

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 3. The Rose Family
Volume: West-Running Brook
Year: 1928
Added: Feb 1 2004
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