The point is not that a
rose is not a crocodile (a gharial in this picture, if you want to
know exactly what this creature is called). The point is that Blake's
rose has twenty different, precise meanings, all of which aid and
abet each other, rather than contradicting each other.
associations have to be excluded, and this
is achieved by the other words in the poem; by
the context in which this particular rose occurs.
if you have chosen to work with a tutor, to send
in your poem now, indicating