What is the symbolism of "wearing white" in A.E. Housman's poem "Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now"?

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This is not exactly symbolism but personification. The poet is suggesting that the cherry tree covered with white blossoms is like a young woman wearing a white dress for Easter. A white dress traditionally might also suggest marriage and rebirth, too—just as the cherry tree's blossoms are a herald of spring, mating, and new life.

The poem seems to be a compliment to the beauty of the cherry tree and the speaker's reflections on the joy of a season traditionally associated with youth. The girl who wears the white dress at the first sign of spring experiences spring as a young person, while the speaker of the poem contemplates the brevity of life and the beauty of nature.

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