|Title||:||The Sick Rose|
|Format Type||:||Other Book|
|Number of Pages||:||202 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Sick Rose Reviews
I attended a literary workshop on feminist and gender theory held in my university today and we were asked to analyse 'The Sick Rose' during the seminar. I surprised myself by coming up with a queer reading of the poem! It was fun!
I love William Blake's poetry.A short and meaningful poem.This poem is about a relationship that has changed. The rose in literature symbolizes love, whereas relationships often give way to problems. The worm that is secretly eating the rose symbolizes the problems that a relationship develops. But, like the rose, the relationship dies and the lover is left without the person that he loves.
I love this poem and its illustration. This poem is rich with very many different meanings.
O Rose, thou art sick!The invisible worm,That flies in the night,In the howling storm,Has found out thy bedOf crimson joy;And his dark secret loveDoes thy life destroy.
Dark secret love
O Rose, thou art sick! (A)The invisible worm (B)That flies in the night, (C)In the howling storm, (B)Has found out thy bed (D)Of crimson joy, (E)And his dark secret love (F)Does thy life destroy. (E)- Anapestic Dimeter
O Rose thou art sick. The invisible worm, That flies in the night In the howling storm: Has found out thy bedOf crimson joy:And his dark secret loveDoes thy life destroy.