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Sick . Rose”. O . R. ose . thou art sick. . The . invisible. . worm, . That flies in the night . In the howling storm:. Has found out thy . bed. . Of . crimson joy. : . And his . dark secret love . ID: 776350 Download Presentation

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Symbolism & Imagery

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“The Sick Rose”

O Rose thou art sick. The invisible worm, That flies in the night In the howling storm:Has found out thy bed Of crimson joy: And his dark secret love Does thy life destroy.

Apostrophe

– Addressing someone/something that is not there

Proper Noun

– a capitalised noun that has further meanings

Metaphor

?

What kind of bed?

Personification

Synesthesia

f

igurative

language in which different sensory experiences are

mixed

(colour + feeling)

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Story Boarding

Story board

the

poem,

creating a pictorial image for each of the lines.

Think how could the

language

be

interpreted and what each line symbolises.

The story board could

be literal interpretations or figurative and

abstract.

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‘O Rose thou art Sick’‘The invisible worm’‘That flies in the night’‘In the howling storm:’Has found out thy bed’‘Of crimson joy’‘And his dark secret love’‘Does thy life destroy’

Has the meaning of the poem changed?

What story is it telling?

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Symbol

Literal

Figurative

Rose

Sickness

Invisibility

Worm

Flies in the night

Howling storm

Bed

Crimson joy

Dark secret love

Life

Destroy

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Interpretations

The lament of a saddened gardener upon the diseased and ruined roses in the

garden –

“O

Rose thou art sick

Politically, to a corrupt England and her

vices

“Has

found out thy bed Of crimson joy:”

How innocent love can be corrupted by a world of lust, resulting in immorality, sexual illness or unwanted

pregnancy –

“his

dark secret love, Does thy life destroy

A warning against infidelity and of the persuasive charms of

men –

“The

invisible worm, That flies in the night

Unrequited love which has destroyed the lover through

longing –

“And

his dark secret love, Does thy life destroy

.”

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Essay Question

How does William Blake use symbolism and imagery in the poem, “The Sick Rose?”

Remember to include:

A conceptualised response & interpretations

Explanation of subject, tone, and themes

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Language analysis

**

Techniques used, and their purpose/effect

Word connotations

Evidence, explanation, and analysis must all relate to the conceptualised response


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