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How does William Blake use symbolism in his poem The Sick Rose?
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The rose has long been an image of love, so if the rose is sick, then it is speaking of a love that is not right and is dying. The fact that the poet introduces a worm can be taken several ways. Either the love has been polluted, or it is being eaten away by something. 

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