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Flowers and Their Hidden Meanings

  1. 1. Flowers and their Hidden Meanings By Katrina Caro Period 2 12/8/09
  2. 2. Symbol <ul><li>Symbol: * </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One that represents something else by association,, resemblance, or convention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Material or an object used to represent something else </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Symbolize: * </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To serve as a symbol of </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Symbolism: * </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice of representing things by means of symbols or of attributing symbolic meanings or significance to objects, events, or relationships. </li></ul></ul>* 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. 3. Elizabethan Flowers <ul><li>In the Elizabethan era Shakespeare was famous for his plays, sonnets, and poems. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Shakespeare’s Literature <ul><li>In Shakespeare's sonnets he uses flowers to describe people and the time passing. </li></ul><ul><li>He describes love in his sonnets. The passion, lust, physical and emotional consequences. </li></ul><ul><li>In his love sonnets he describes the complicatedness that people go through even today. </li></ul>Cockscomb- Silliness , absurdity Coriander-lust Blackthorn-Difficulty
  5. 5. Venus and Adonis <ul><li>Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>'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? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primrose — I can’t live without you </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>'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. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Red Rose —passionate love </li></ul></ul><ul><li> White Rose — purity, innocence </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Rape of Lucrece <ul><li>The Rape of Lucrece by William Shakespeare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lily—hatred, pride </li></ul><ul><li>Rose—love, beauty </li></ul>
  7. 7. A- Flowers <ul><li>Abutilon — Meditation </li></ul><ul><li>Acacia — (Rose, White)-Friendship, Elegance </li></ul><ul><li>Acacia — (Yellow) Concealed love </li></ul><ul><li>Acanthus — Fine arts, Artifice </li></ul><ul><li>Achilleac — State of war </li></ul><ul><li>Aconite (Monkshood) — Hatred, Misanthropy words, Be cautious </li></ul><ul><li>Adam's — Needle Best friends </li></ul><ul><li>Adonis — Patience, Humility, Sad memories </li></ul><ul><li>Agrimony — Gratitude </li></ul><ul><li>Alliums — Patience, Unity, Humility </li></ul><ul><li>Almond Blossom — Hope, Contemplation </li></ul><ul><li>Aloe — Sorrow, Grief </li></ul><ul><li>Alstroemeria — Aspiring, Devotion, Friendship </li></ul><ul><li>Amaranth (Globe) — Immortal love </li></ul><ul><li>Amaryllis — Splendid beauty </li></ul><ul><li>Ambrosia — Reciprocated love </li></ul><ul><li>AnemoneFragile, Anticipation </li></ul><ul><li>Angelica Inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Anthurium Hospitality </li></ul><ul><li>Apple Blossom Hope, Good fortune </li></ul><ul><li>Apricot Blossom Diffident love </li></ul><ul><li>Arbor Vitae True friendship </li></ul><ul><li>ArbutusI love thee only </li></ul><ul><li>Asphodel Regret, Lassitude </li></ul><ul><li>Aster Love, Contentment, Patience </li></ul><ul><li>Azalea Fragile, Patience, Chinese symbol for womanhood </li></ul>
  8. 8. B-Flowers <ul><li>Baby's Breath-Innocence, Gladness </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor Button (Bluebottle Cornflower)-Celibacy, Anticipation, Delicacy, Perfection </li></ul><ul><li>Balm- Sympathy </li></ul><ul><li>Balsam (Impatiens)- Impatience </li></ul><ul><li>Barberry- Hot Temperament </li></ul><ul><li>Bay Wreath-Glory, Reward for goodness </li></ul><ul><li>Begonia- Be cautious, Deep thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Bells of Ireland- Good Luck, Best Wishes </li></ul><ul><li>Bellwort- Hopelessness </li></ul><ul><li>Betony-Surprise </li></ul><ul><li>Bindweed (Convolvulus)- Perseverance </li></ul><ul><li>Bird of Paradise- Festivity, Celebration </li></ul><ul><li>Bitter Sweet Flower- Truth, Fact </li></ul><ul><li>Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)- Difficulty </li></ul><ul><li>Blue Bell (Harebell, Campanula)-Constancy, Never ending love </li></ul><ul><li>Bouvardia- Excitement </li></ul><ul><li>Burdock- Boredom </li></ul><ul><li>Buttercup- Childness </li></ul><ul><li>Butterfly Weed- Leave Me </li></ul>
  9. 9. C-P Flowers <ul><li>Cactus- Maternal affection and love </li></ul><ul><li>Caladium Leaves- Ravish, Joyfulness </li></ul><ul><li>Calendula (Pot Marigold)- Happiness </li></ul><ul><li>Calycanthus- Benvolence </li></ul><ul><li>Camellia (White)-Adorable, Lovable </li></ul><ul><li>Camellia (Pink)-Strong desire </li></ul><ul><li>Camellia (Red-)-Excellence, Perfection </li></ul><ul><li>Chamomile (or Camomile)-Enterprisingness, Energy in adversity </li></ul><ul><li>Candytuft (Iberis)-Indifference </li></ul><ul><li>Cardinal Flower-Eminence </li></ul><ul><li>Carnation (White)-Sweetness, Innocence, Pure love </li></ul><ul><li>Dahlia- Dignity, Elegance </li></ul><ul><li>Daisy- Innocence </li></ul><ul><li>Daphne Flower- Glory, Fame </li></ul><ul><li>Dew Plant-Serenade </li></ul><ul><li>Elderberry Blossom- Kindness </li></ul><ul><li>Endive-Frugality </li></ul><ul><li>Eucalyptus- Safeguard, Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Fern-Sincerity </li></ul><ul><li>Fig-ArgumentFir- Evaluation, Time </li></ul><ul><li>Foxglove- Inscincerity </li></ul><ul><li>Fuchsia- Anger </li></ul><ul><li>Gardenia-Secret admiration and love </li></ul><ul><li>Geranium- Comfort </li></ul><ul><li>Grass- Submission </li></ul><ul><li>Hazel Flower- Reconciliation </li></ul><ul><li>Hemlock- You will kill me </li></ul><ul><li>Hibiscus- Delicate beauty </li></ul><ul><li>Hop- injustice </li></ul><ul><li>Houseleek- Domestic Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Iris- Faith </li></ul><ul><li>Ivy- Friendship </li></ul><ul><li>Jasmine-Cheerfulness </li></ul><ul><li>Lady’s Slipper-Capricious beauty </li></ul><ul><li>Lilac- First love </li></ul><ul><li>Maple- Retirement </li></ul><ul><li>Mint- Suspicion </li></ul><ul><li>Narcissus-Formality </li></ul><ul><li>Nightshades- Dark thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Oleander-Beauty and grace </li></ul><ul><li>Orchid-Long lasting impression </li></ul><ul><li>Pear Blossom- Good health </li></ul><ul><li>Petunia- Resentment, Anger </li></ul>
  10. 10. Holiday Flowers <ul><li>Cinnamon-Beauty </li></ul><ul><li>Clove-Dignity </li></ul><ul><li>Cypress- Mourning , Despair </li></ul><ul><li>Eucalyptus- Safeguard, protection </li></ul><ul><li>Fir- Evaluation, Time </li></ul><ul><li>Ginger Flower- Proud, Majestic </li></ul><ul><li>Holly- Coming of joys </li></ul><ul><li>Pine- Pity, Hope </li></ul><ul><li>Poinsettia- Always cheerful </li></ul><ul><li>Snowdrop- Friendship in trouble </li></ul><ul><li>Star of Bethlehem- Atonement, Satisfaction </li></ul>
  11. 11. Works Cited <ul><li>Flowers and their meanings II . 5 Jul. 2009. 3 Dec. 2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt5f62kz65g&feature=related </li></ul><ul><li>. &quot;Symbol, Symbolism, Symbolize.&quot; The American Heritage High School dic-tion-ar-y . 4th ed. 2002. </li></ul><ul><li>Sparknote Editors. SparkNote on Shakespeare’s Sonnets . 17 Nov. 2009. 4 Dec. 2009 <http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/shakesonnets/themes.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>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>. </li></ul><ul><li>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>. </li></ul><ul><li>William Shakespeare. The Rape of Lucrece by William Shakespeare . . 4 Dec. 2009 <http://www.online-literature.com/shakespeare/331/>. </li></ul><ul><li>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>. </li></ul><ul><li>. Provencal red flowers . . 7 Dec. 2009 <http://images-2.redbubble.net/img/art/size:large/view:main/834122-3-provencal-red-flowers.jpg>. </li></ul><ul><li>. Single lavender flower . . 7 Dec. 2009 <http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/60/single_lavendar_flower02.jpg>. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Works Cited <ul><li>Wild Ginger Farm. Lavender . . 7 Dec. 2009 <http://www.wildgingerfarm.com/images/serphydflyonlavenderhidcotesuperior.jpg>. </li></ul><ul><li>. Red Rose . . 6 Dec. 2009 <http://beautifulwallpapers.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/red-rose.jpg>. </li></ul><ul><li>. One Orange Lily . . 6 Dec. 2009 <http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3362/3637312014_f30290eb6e.jpg>. </li></ul><ul><li>JanBran. Coriander Flower . 22 Sep. 2007. 7 Dec. 2009 <http://www.flickr.com/photos/abbiton/1426051295/>. </li></ul><ul><li>. 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>. </li></ul><ul><li>Haarnaald. Red Rose 01 . 26 Dec. 2007. 7 Dec. 2009 <http://www.flickr.com/photos/19915489@n00/2137922477/>. </li></ul>

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