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  • 1. Flowers and their Hidden Meanings By Katrina Caro Period 2 12/8/09
  • 2. Symbol
    • Symbol: *
      • One that represents something else by association,, resemblance, or convention
      • Material or an object used to represent something else
    • Symbolize: *
      • To serve as a symbol of
    • Symbolism: *
      • Practice of representing things by means of symbols or of attributing symbolic meanings or significance to objects, events, or relationships.
    * From The American Heritage High School dic-tion-ar-y Flowers are used as symbols of what people feel to show one another. The type, color and quantity all used to express their feelings.
  • 3. Elizabethan Flowers
    • In the Elizabethan era Shakespeare was famous for his plays, sonnets, and poems.
    • If his audience couldn't understand what he originally wrote for the play he had the characters speak slower and use flowers to simplify what he was trying to say.
    • This was used in the play “Hamlet”, Ophelia used rosemary in her lines to describe the recent death of her father, rosemary was used in funerals because it symbolized remembrance.
  • 4. Shakespeare’s Literature
    • In Shakespeare's sonnets he uses flowers to describe people and the time passing.
    • He describes love in his sonnets. The passion, lust, physical and emotional consequences.
    • In his love sonnets he describes the complicatedness that people go through even today.
    Cockscomb- Silliness , absurdity Coriander-lust Blackthorn-Difficulty
  • 5. Venus and Adonis
    • Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare
      • 'Witness this primrose bank whereon I lie; These forceless flowers like sturdy trees support me; Two strengthless doves will draw me through the sky, From morn till night, even where I list to sport me: Is love so light, sweet boy, and may it be That thou shouldst think it heavy unto thee?
      • Primrose — I can’t live without you
    • Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare
      • 'Thrice-fairer than myself,' thus she began, 'The field's chief flower, sweet above compare, Stain to all nymphs, more lovely than a man, 10 More white and red than doves or roses are; Nature that made thee, with herself at strife, Saith that the world hath ending with thy life.
      • Red Rose —passionate love
    • White Rose — purity, innocence
  • 6. The Rape of Lucrece
    • The Rape of Lucrece by William Shakespeare
      • “ Their silent war of lilies and of roses ,Which Tarquin view'd in her fair face's field,In their pure ranks his traitor eye encloses;Where, lest between them both it should be kill'd,The coward captive vanquished doth yieldTo those two armies that would let him go,Rather than triumph in so false a foe.”
    • Lily—hatred, pride
    • Rose—love, beauty
  • 7. A- Flowers
    • Abutilon — Meditation
    • Acacia — (Rose, White)-Friendship, Elegance
    • Acacia — (Yellow) Concealed love
    • Acanthus — Fine arts, Artifice
    • Achilleac — State of war
    • Aconite (Monkshood) — Hatred, Misanthropy words, Be cautious
    • Adam's — Needle Best friends
    • Adonis — Patience, Humility, Sad memories
    • Agrimony — Gratitude
    • Alliums — Patience, Unity, Humility
    • Almond Blossom — Hope, Contemplation
    • Aloe — Sorrow, Grief
    • Alstroemeria — Aspiring, Devotion, Friendship
    • Amaranth (Globe) — Immortal love
    • Amaryllis — Splendid beauty
    • Ambrosia — Reciprocated love
    • AnemoneFragile, Anticipation
    • Angelica Inspiration
    • Anthurium Hospitality
    • Apple Blossom Hope, Good fortune
    • Apricot Blossom Diffident love
    • Arbor Vitae True friendship
    • ArbutusI love thee only
    • Asphodel Regret, Lassitude
    • Aster Love, Contentment, Patience
    • Azalea Fragile, Patience, Chinese symbol for womanhood
  • 8. B-Flowers
    • Baby's Breath-Innocence, Gladness
    • Bachelor Button (Bluebottle Cornflower)-Celibacy, Anticipation, Delicacy, Perfection
    • Balm- Sympathy
    • Balsam (Impatiens)- Impatience
    • Barberry- Hot Temperament
    • Bay Wreath-Glory, Reward for goodness
    • Begonia- Be cautious, Deep thinking
    • Bells of Ireland- Good Luck, Best Wishes
    • Bellwort- Hopelessness
    • Betony-Surprise
    • Bindweed (Convolvulus)- Perseverance
    • Bird of Paradise- Festivity, Celebration
    • Bitter Sweet Flower- Truth, Fact
    • Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)- Difficulty
    • Blue Bell (Harebell, Campanula)-Constancy, Never ending love
    • Bouvardia- Excitement
    • Burdock- Boredom
    • Buttercup- Childness
    • Butterfly Weed- Leave Me
  • 9. C-P Flowers
    • Cactus- Maternal affection and love
    • Caladium Leaves- Ravish, Joyfulness
    • Calendula (Pot Marigold)- Happiness
    • Calycanthus- Benvolence
    • Camellia (White)-Adorable, Lovable
    • Camellia (Pink)-Strong desire
    • Camellia (Red-)-Excellence, Perfection
    • Chamomile (or Camomile)-Enterprisingness, Energy in adversity
    • Candytuft (Iberis)-Indifference
    • Cardinal Flower-Eminence
    • Carnation (White)-Sweetness, Innocence, Pure love
    • Dahlia- Dignity, Elegance
    • Daisy- Innocence
    • Daphne Flower- Glory, Fame
    • Dew Plant-Serenade
    • Elderberry Blossom- Kindness
    • Endive-Frugality
    • Eucalyptus- Safeguard, Protection
    • Fern-Sincerity
    • Fig-ArgumentFir- Evaluation, Time
    • Foxglove- Inscincerity
    • Fuchsia- Anger
    • Gardenia-Secret admiration and love
    • Geranium- Comfort
    • Grass- Submission
    • Hazel Flower- Reconciliation
    • Hemlock- You will kill me
    • Hibiscus- Delicate beauty
    • Hop- injustice
    • Houseleek- Domestic Economy
    • Iris- Faith
    • Ivy- Friendship
    • Jasmine-Cheerfulness
    • Lady’s Slipper-Capricious beauty
    • Lilac- First love
    • Maple- Retirement
    • Mint- Suspicion
    • Narcissus-Formality
    • Nightshades- Dark thoughts
    • Oleander-Beauty and grace
    • Orchid-Long lasting impression
    • Pear Blossom- Good health
    • Petunia- Resentment, Anger
  • 10. Holiday Flowers
    • Cinnamon-Beauty
    • Clove-Dignity
    • Cypress- Mourning , Despair
    • Eucalyptus- Safeguard, protection
    • Fir- Evaluation, Time
    • Ginger Flower- Proud, Majestic
    • Holly- Coming of joys
    • Pine- Pity, Hope
    • Poinsettia- Always cheerful
    • Snowdrop- Friendship in trouble
    • Star of Bethlehem- Atonement, Satisfaction
  • 11. Works Cited
    • Flowers and their meanings II . 5 Jul. 2009. 3 Dec. 2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt5f62kz65g&feature=related
    • . "Symbol, Symbolism, Symbolize." The American Heritage High School dic-tion-ar-y . 4th ed. 2002.
    • Sparknote Editors. SparkNote on Shakespeare’s Sonnets . 17 Nov. 2009. 4 Dec. 2009 <http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/shakesonnets/themes.html>.
    • Trinity, Arin. Arts and Entertainment &quot;Ophelia Letting the Flowers do the talking . 11 May 2008. 6 Dec. 2009 <http://www.articleclick.com/article/ophelia-letting-the-flowers-do-the-talking/993451>.
    • William Shakespeare. The Full Text of Shakespeare's :VENUS AND ADONIS&quot; (1593). . . 4 Dec. 2009 <www.shakespeare-w.com/english/shakespeare/w_venus.html>.
    • William Shakespeare. The Rape of Lucrece by William Shakespeare . . 4 Dec. 2009 <http://www.online-literature.com/shakespeare/331/>.
    • Buzzle.com. Flower Meanings - List of Flowers and Their Meaning . . 6 Dec. 2009 <http://www.buzzle.com/articles/flower-types-list-of-different-types-of-flowers-with-pictures.html>.
    • . Provencal red flowers . . 7 Dec. 2009 <http://images-2.redbubble.net/img/art/size:large/view:main/834122-3-provencal-red-flowers.jpg>.
    • . Single lavender flower . . 7 Dec. 2009 <http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/60/single_lavendar_flower02.jpg>.
  • 12. Works Cited
    • Wild Ginger Farm. Lavender . . 7 Dec. 2009 <http://www.wildgingerfarm.com/images/serphydflyonlavenderhidcotesuperior.jpg>.
    • . Red Rose . . 6 Dec. 2009 <http://beautifulwallpapers.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/red-rose.jpg>.
    • . One Orange Lily . . 6 Dec. 2009 <http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3362/3637312014_f30290eb6e.jpg>.
    • JanBran. Coriander Flower . 22 Sep. 2007. 7 Dec. 2009 <http://www.flickr.com/photos/abbiton/1426051295/>.
    • . Roman Christendom &quot;White Flower Day&quot; . 10 june 2009. 6 Dec. 2009 <http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://ysanames.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/white-rose1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://romanchristendom.blogspot.com/2009/06/white-rose-day.html&usg=__hldggbhwpbydzu9erfrekpcc8hm=&h=382&w=396&sz=25&hl=en&start=3&um=1&tbnid=cblskvtct5ez2m:&tbnh=120&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3fq%3dwhite%2brose%26hl%3den%26client%3dfirefox-a%26rls%3dorg.mozilla:en-us:official%26sa%3dn%26um%3d1>.
    • Haarnaald. Red Rose 01 . 26 Dec. 2007. 7 Dec. 2009 <http://www.flickr.com/photos/19915489@n00/2137922477/>.