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    Meaning?

    Hi,
    What's the meaning of the follwonig sentence:
    A rose is a rose is a rose

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    Re: Meaning?

    The original words were: Rose is a rose is a rose, from Gertrude Stein's poem 'Sacred Emily', though Stein used 'a rose is a rose is a rose' in other works.

    She originally meant that Rose (the person) is (like) a rose, and that sums it up - there is nothing else to be said.

    The second version means that a rose is nothing less than a rose - there is nothing else to be said.

    A beautiful thing needs no other words to describe it.

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