Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast Questions and Answers
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A poem by a famous author that relates to the novel Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast. I need a poem by a famous author that relates to the novel Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast.

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You could take this from the other route, as well.  Beauty was taken to the beast unwillingly and made to stay in order to save her father.  A great poem to represent the resent a woman may feel regarding the imperfect love or the irony of the situation would be "One Perfect Rose" by Dorothy Parker.  It is also suitable since the rose is symbol not only for love, but also quite prominently used in Beauty and the Beast.

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Any poem about unrequited love might fit the bill (even though by the end of the story Beauty does fall in love with the Beast).

A few poems you might consider are "She Walks in Beauty," by Byron; "Anna, Thy Charms," by Robert Burns; Petrarch's sonnets to Laura.

Or see if any of these love poems might do: "i carry your heart with me," by e.e. cummings; Sonnets from the Portuguese, by Elizabeth B. Browning; "Love," by P. Neruda.

 

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