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Analysis and comments on The Rose Family by Robert Frost

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Comment 12 of 122, added on November 7th, 2005 at 11:44 PM.

I love reading this poem!It tells me that we always look at ourselves as
less than a rose, and then it reminds me that i am a rose and i am
beautiful just the way i am as my own rose! Thank you for reminding me of
this Mr. FROST

haley from United States
Comment 11 of 122, added on October 28th, 2005 at 1:19 PM.

I loved this poem i thought it was amazing

Brianne from United States
Comment 10 of 122, added on September 20th, 2005 at 1:28 PM.

well....i like it and if you have a problem deal with it im ALWAYS a ROSE!

courtney from United States
Comment 9 of 122, added on July 14th, 2005 at 4:48 PM.

I think Frost was commenting on how we label things as we want to, as we
see them at a specific point in time. Especially ourselves, what we
identify ourselves as. Then he reminds us that we are precious in the
end..."were always a rose."

Jill from United States
Comment 8 of 122, added on June 27th, 2005 at 4:40 AM.

The apple, along with other fruits and berries, and many trees and shrubs
are in the rose family. He could also be referring to the grail line which
is also called the "rose line".

John from United States
Comment 7 of 122, 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 122, added on May 9th, 2005 at 4:03 PM.

what element of poetry is the rose family

wesley from United States
Comment 5 of 122, 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 122, 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 122, 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

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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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Poem of the Day: Dec 13 2013

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