This exercise is intended for you to improve upon the use of symbolism in your writing. Your task is to use a rose to symbolize something else. As your are writing, think about what you want the rose to symbolize. Example: Emily stepped out into the clearing in the woods. In the clearing, she saw a single rose growing. She tried to pick it, but the thorns cut her finger, leaving a noticeable cut. It was bleeding, but it was only bleeding a tiny bit. She sighed and said: "What's the point, I'll hurt my self if I were to pursuit it." As the words tumbled out of her mouth, she thought about David, how leaving him might be a good idea. As she gave the idea of starting over with someone else, she went home to clean the small wound. Symbolism: The rose symbolizes the relationship between Emily and David, even though she could try to improve the relationship, it will only make it worse.