A Summary of "One Perfect Rose".
What's so special about receiving one rose? In Dorothy Parker's "One Perfect Rose" I"ll summarize this poem about the meaning of this rose. We"ll see how Parker talks about the symbolic meaning and emotional meaning. In the last stanza of the poem, the speaker changes her feeling about receiving a rose. She's grateful, but wouldn't mind getting something else.
In the first four lines, the speaker indicates more of a symbolic meaning of this rose. Using this quote, "All tenderly his messenger he chose" infers that the rose is the messenger and is tender in physical form. In the next line, the speaker states the rose is "Deep-hearted," this suggest that the sender of the rose put a lot of feeling into this rose. The speaker closed this stanza with "One perfect rose." This indicates the importance of the rose.
In line 5 the speaker states the she understands the what the rose is saying to her. The rose says "his heart enclose" that suggest the senders heart is inside the rose. "Love long has taken for his amulet." We can conclude that the senders love is like an amulet. The speaker closed the stanza with "One perfect rose." In the first two stanzas this has a deep and heavy meaning in the poem.
In Lines 4-12 there is a disruption in the speaker's tone. She asked "Why has no one sent me yet/ One perfect limousine." It seems that the limousine, or something symbolic to it is now more preferable then the rose. The poem ends with "One Perfect Rose." This time it has a different meaning then before. It suggests that money starts to replace the true meaning of the rose. The poem ends with "One Perfect Rose." This time it has a different meaning then before. It suggests that money starts to replace the meaning of the rose. .