The Romance of the Rose - Lines 3080-3189 Summary & Analysis

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Lines 3080-3189 Summary

The narrator tells Bialacoil how he is wounded by Cupid's arrows and asks to pick the Rose. Bialacoil is alarmed and tells him to wait until the Rose has opened fully. Daunger awakens, snarling, and asks Bialacoil who the stranger is. Bialacoil flees and the narrator is chased outside the hedges by Daunger.

Lines 3080-3189 Analysis

The allegory here is easy to understand. The young man reveals his love to the lady and asks for further intimacy. She grows cold and prickly towards him, and her friendly welcome towards him vanishes.

The detail revealed by Bialacoil about waiting until the Rose is fully open shows considerable psychological sensitivity on the part of the author. This seems to indicate that the lady, who holds what the Rose represent "leef and dere," would be willing to eventually grant it to the man. She wants to let the...

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