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Incident in a Rose Garden

In "Incident in a Rose Garden," the poet, Donald Justice, personifies death as a thin man dressed in black "like a Spanish waiter" who stands waiting in a garden. He badly frightens the gardener,...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2018 4:42 pm UTC

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Incident in a Rose Garden

Edgar Allan Poe's “The Raven” and Donald Justice's “Incident in a Rose Garden” both center around an uncanny, supernatural visitor, who has arrived with a message for the speaker. In “The Raven,”...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2020 8:09 pm UTC

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Incident in a Rose Garden

The gardener ran away because he encountered an embodiment of death. In the first part of the poem, where the gardener speaks to his master, he says that he has "encountered Death" in the garden,...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2019 5:43 pm UTC

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Incident in a Rose Garden

“Incident in a Rose Garden” by Donald Justice is primarily a narrative poem. Such poems tell a story, similar to prose; they often contain characters, a plot, conflict, and resolution. They are...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2019 4:19 am UTC

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Incident in a Rose Garden

The rose garden represents many things, here is an excerpt from the enotes: The fact that Death appears in the rose garden underscores the place of death in the order of the natural world. He not...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2007 12:08 pm UTC

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Incident in a Rose Garden

Similaritiessubject of deathin both poems, death is an unwelcome "visitor"DifferencesIn "Incident in a Rose Garden," Death is a character who speaks and comes to take people...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2008 12:29 am UTC

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Incident in a Rose Garden

In the poem "Incident in a Rose Garden," we see that Death has arrived. The gardener, who is an elderly man, thinks that Death is there for him. In fear he takes off running to his master. The...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2015 3:31 pm UTC

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Incident in a Rose Garden

Donald Justice's poem "Incident in a Rose Garden" depicts the meeting of a gardener and Death. In the poem, Death is described using stereotypical imagery many relate to Death--dressed in black...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2011 7:55 am UTC

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Incident in a Rose Garden

It is very difficult to say why any poet writes any single poem. However, we can point out some biographical and artistic factors that give us some of the reasons. First, the poem was dedicated to...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2007 10:21 am UTC

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Incident in a Rose Garden

In poetry and literature, plants are often used to symbolize life. In fact, thinking about human life as a plant is a conceptual metaphor (see Lakoff and Turner or the link below for an explanation...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2020 11:03 am UTC

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Incident in a Rose Garden

speaker=The speaker of a poem is the narrator. Do not assume the author is the narrator. The narrator is more than likely a character created by the author. line=the line of writing in a poem...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2009 7:14 pm UTC

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