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Re: Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose

Posted by Masakim on February 06, 2002

In Reply to: Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose posted by Jason on February 05, 2002

: Why does the phrase finder have it misquoted as

: "A rose is a rose is a rose?"

Gertrude Stein herself wrote:

Do we suppose that all she knows is that a rose is a rose is a rose is a rose. (Operas and Plays)

When I said.
A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.
And then later made that into a ring I made poetry and what did I do I caressed completely caressed and addressed a noun. (Lectures in America)

Civilization begins with a rose. A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose. It continues with blooming and it fastens clearly upon excellent examples. (As Fine as Melanctha)

See "Gertrude Stein, 'A rose is a rose . . .' several times over" at
http://www.english.uiuc.edu/finnegan/English%20256/gertrude_stein.htm