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What would a marigold represent in Shakespearean poetry?

Great princes’ favourites their fair leaves spread
      
But as the marigold at the sun’s eye,
 
And in themselves their pride lies buried,
 
For at a frown they in their glory die.

 
beckcorc

Asked by beckcorc at 1:27 PM on Feb. 13, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (7)
  • Hi I'm back, I think now it is your soul is that right? Please come back and tell me.
    ednakrabapple

    Answer by ednakrabapple at 2:35 PM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • Why is everyone asking their homework questions on here?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:43 PM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • Wow...It's not homework. I'm not even in school. I was just reading some sonnets and thought it would be a fun discussion.
    beckcorc

    Answer by beckcorc at 1:52 PM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • I think since it says "marigold in the suns eye" that it is talking about the middle of the sun, am I right?
    ednakrabapple

    Answer by ednakrabapple at 2:11 PM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • even if it was homework who cares people need some advice and help everyone once in a while geez... i used to read that when iwas in school it is interesting never understood it though
    Katiebears89

    Answer by Katiebears89 at 2:11 PM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • Or pride? Is it pride?
    ednakrabapple

    Answer by ednakrabapple at 2:18 PM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • Shakepeare describes flowers just enjoying the beautiful day. "As if they were marigolds in the sunlight. The sun's eye is the sun itself, but of course with a glance at kingly authority."
    CloverE

    Answer by CloverE at 2:50 PM on Feb. 13, 2009