Poetry Kaleidoscope: Guide to Poetry

Roses are red

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Roses are red can refer to a specific poem, or a class of poems inspired by that poem. The original poem is:

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Sugar is sweet,
And so are you.

Most variations of this poem are satire, as shown in the following:

Roses are red,
Violets are purple,
Sugar is sweet,
And so is maple syruple.

However, these poems run the gamut of joke topics, and may also be somewhat crass.


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