In "The Rhodora," what characteristics does the poet tell you about Rhodora? Please quote the lines that give these details.

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Below is the text of the poem.  Line 2 says it is is "fresh".  Lines 3 and 4 talk about how it blooms and is pleasing, even though it is alone in a damp, deserted spot.  Lines 7-8 talk about it providing cool shade for the birds.  Lines 9-12 point out that the plant is wise and beautiful, and it's beauty is sufficient reason for it to exist. Below is listed an enotes summary which might help you too.

IN May, when sea-winds pierced our solitudes,

  I found the fresh Rhodora in the woods,  Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook,  To please the desert and the sluggish brook.  The purple petals, fallen in the pool,         5 Made the black water with their beauty gay;   Here might the red-bird come his plumes...

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