A Rose For Emily and Other Short Stories

What is the significance of the title, "A Rose for Emily?"

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Faulkner himself described his title for the story as "an allegorical title; the meaning was, here was a woman who has had a tragedy, a tragedy and nothing could be done about it, and I pitied her and this was a salute ... to a woman you would hand a rose."


Introducción a la narrativa breve de William Faulkner/ translated below; http://www.linguee.com/spanish-english/translation/introducci%F3n+narrativa.html