What do objects in dreams mean? Here is a list of ways to view various objects in your dream:

Simile: my love is like a red, red rose

Metaphoric: my love is a rose

Puns: He rose from death and was resurrected

Archetypal: The archetype of the rose is the “original model” for all roses. The rose archetype is a universal, energetic blueprint for all roses.

Literal: a rose by any other name is still a rose, or a rose is a rose is a rose

Lucid: In my dream I see the rose and realize I am dreaming

Prophetic: dreaming of receiving a rose and then receiving one (or receiving something the rose symbolizes, like love)

Recurring: dreaming of a rose over and over again, either in identical dream scenarios, or similar scenarios that involve roses

Diagnostic: Having a rose that is infested with bugs may be a health related dream

Nightmares: A red rose turns black and attacks me and I wake up terrified

Night terrors: usually occur with children. They are frightening but differ from nightmares in that a child who has had a night terror does not usually remember dreaming and wakes up terrified. Night terrors are often recurring dreams and require the assistance of a trained professional (therapist or perhaps a shaman)