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What is the effect of Emerson's use of the phrase pierced our solitudes?

Last Updated: 8th May, 2020

In another interpretation, the phrase "pierced our solitudes" emphasizes the arrival of spring. During the harsh winters, New Englanders would stay indoors for warmth and shelter. The coming of spring would draw them out of their homes where they had lived in "solitude" throughout the winter.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, why thou wert there a rival of the rose?

Why thou wert there, O rival of the rose!” He calls it the rival, because it is just as beautiful. By making Power capitalized, it tells us that Emerson is talking about God. “The self-same Power that brought me there brought you.” (16) God brought these flower to earth and he also brought us.

Similarly, what is the message of the Rhodora? "The Rhodora" expresses a spiritual connection with a primitive, deified nature and that man can share a kindred relationship with God through Nature. The rhodora is presented as a flower as beautiful as the rose, but which remains humble and does not seek broader fame.

Similarly, what does the poem rhodora mean?

The poem expresses a spiritual connection that can be possible between nature and its occupants, such as between man and nature. The Rhodora in spite of being so beautiful does not share the fame and appreciation that rose is given.

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