The Rhodora by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Summary: In The Rhodora by Ralph Waldo Emerson, the narrator is asked where the flower came from and he answers that it came from within the poem.
- Where did the flower come from
- The flower "Rhodora" was found in the woods by a stream
- Some petals were floating in the stream, and there as a redbird there
- If asked why the flower exist by someone the flower should reply (paraphrased) "eyes were made to see, so to be beautiful is enough to exist"
- Rhodora is a rival of the rose in beauty
- The narrator feels he should have asked the flower where it came from; The narrator suggest they came from the same unknown power
- Emerson shows how much he cares about nature in this poem, it is a philosophy of life for him
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