Incident in a Rose Garden Summary
Donald Justice

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Incident in a Rose Garden Summary

Donald Justice included "Incident in a Rose Garden" in his 1967 collection of poems, Night Light , and revised the poem for his Selected Poems , published by Atheneum, in 1979. Unlike most of Justice's other poems, "Incident in a Rose Garden" tells a story. The three characters, the Gardener, the Master, and Death, play out a familiar scene in which Death, whom Justice describes in stereotypical fashion as adorned in black and being "thin as a scythe...

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