Trivia: Who wrote the famous line “Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose”?
William Ernest Henley
Correct Answer: Gertrude Stein
So why is this answer correct? : Gertrude Stein included this famous line in her poem “Sacred Emily,” which was first published in 1922 in her book “Geography and Plays.” When asked about the line, Stein said she was inspired by earlier poets like Homer and Chaucer, who “could use the name of the thing and the thing was really there.” She said, “I think in that line the rose is red for the first time in English poetry for a hundred years.” She used this signature line in a few of her other poems as well.