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One Perfect Rose

One Perfect Rose


by Dorothy Parker

One Perfect Rose: Did You Get All That? True or False

1. In the first stanza, what does the speaker call the flower? -> A messenger
2. How did the man select the flower? -> Shmoopily
3. What would the speaker rather have than a flower? -> An owl
4. What do the flower's leaves enclose? -> A thorn
5. The speaker says it's always her what to get flowers? -> Luck