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Entombed alive yet I survived

To glimpse once again at the sun

But legs to ground are shackled down

Curtailing all efforts to run

In body lies a dozen knives

My crown's sure to split and to smell

A robber's spear flew by my ear

Be thankful this ended so well

I read this riddle online, the answer to it is:

a rose

but i can't understand why this is the answer, can anyone explain?

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  • $\begingroup$ Is there some part that seems especially confusing? $\endgroup$
    – Bass
    Jul 28 '20 at 21:48
  • $\begingroup$ yes, the sixth and seventh lines, Is the robber a bee? $\endgroup$ Jul 28 '20 at 21:50
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Entombed alive yet I survived

When you plant a rose seed in the ground, it’s “entombed alive” but it survives to become a rose

To glimpse once again at the sun

When it grows up, a rose gets its energy from the sun

But legs to ground are shackled down

Roses are rooted in the ground

Curtailing all efforts to run

And can’t move/run

In body lies a dozen knives

This references the thorns

My crown's sure to split and to smell

This references the flower, which people like to smell

A robber's spear flew by my ear

Potentially scissors, cutting the rose, or the spear of a bee’s sting ‘robbing’ the rose of its pollen?

Be thankful this ended so well

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    $\begingroup$ thanks for the answer, this was helpful. $\endgroup$ Jul 28 '20 at 21:52
  • $\begingroup$ Good explanation. It isn't a great riddle though as it could equally apply to rot13(bgure nebzngvp sybjref, abg whfg gur ebfr) $\endgroup$
    – Earlien
    Jul 30 '20 at 2:25

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