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Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses - The Language of Flowers Summary & Analysis

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The Language of Flowers Summary

The use of flowers, as a form of communication without words, is centuries old. In spite of its long history, the modern-day Western world does not pay attention to such details as the type, color, or fragrance of flowers as a form of communication.

Although specific flowers symbolize specific emotions, experiences, and expectations, not many people are aware of them in modern times. In spite of this, Allende still sees forget-me-nots as a symbol of her exile from her homeland. When fleeing from Chile following the military coup of 1973, Allende took some dirt from her garden with the intent of planting forget-me-nots in the unknown country she escaped to. The flowers did not grow well in the Caribbean climate and now always remind her of exile.

The Language of Flowers Analysis

An interesting encyclopedia of flower symbolism...

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