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Analysis and comments on Eldorado by Edgar Allan Poe

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Comment 52 of 52, added on November 11th, 2010 at 5:30 PM.

i love the poem and its meaning, that there is a place that you want to be
throughout your life but you may never find it.

Gregory from United States
Comment 51 of 52, added on September 28th, 2010 at 4:44 PM.
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Comment 48 of 52, added on September 22nd, 2010 at 1:19 PM.

i have been thinking about marrying Eldorado in a medow. can i please have
his address. i love old men

Comment 47 of 52, added on September 22nd, 2010 at 1:17 PM.

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Comment 46 of 52, added on July 3rd, 2010 at 12:34 PM.

For all the prospectors for Eldorado, this is the poem to put up in the

Emile Moelich from South Africa
Comment 45 of 52, added on December 29th, 2008 at 9:16 AM.

This has been my favorite poem for over 40 years. When I first heard it in
the movie of the same name, I had no idea who had written it. With a
little research in Granger's index to poetry, I discovered EAP.
Surprisingly, I had done a EAP project in high school, but had not come
upon this particular poem. As I've read the poem over and over, I see
different messages. At first it reminded me of Cervantes "Don Quixote", of
which I am also very fond. The knight and Don Quixote both ride out boldly
to search for perhaps the wrongs of the world. As I have grown older, I
see the knight on a quest to reach a goal. Perhaps, he has already found
it but did not recognize it, and so he is still looking. And as I have
done a little more research on the poem, I discovered it was published in
1849, the year of the California gold rush. So maybe EAP was commenting on
the futility of the search for gold.

Whatever the message, EAP felt he wanted to impart, I think the real beauty
of this poem is that it is so simple but yet complex enough to convey
wonderful messages for all times and ages.

Sue from United States
Comment 44 of 52, added on March 7th, 2008 at 3:27 AM.

The is my first from EAP, and i think i have not read anything as good as
this. its so unique. i think the poem is about determination and faith in
your puisuit in life, even if you dont get it you know you tried and did
your best.

obyM from Nigeria
Comment 43 of 52, added on October 11th, 2007 at 9:41 PM.

I wonder how old many of you are. How long have you sought your Eldorado?
When you have riden long enough, you will find your strength failing you at
length. We set out well apointed at the start of our quests and riding
boldly forth. At some point, we look around and wonder will we ever reach
our Eldorado. Ascribe to the pilgrim's shadow whatever identity you like,
the advice remains sound. If you wish to reach Eldorado, or anywhere else,
you must ride boldly ride in search of, pursuing it, building it, creating

Kern from United States

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Poet: Edgar Allan Poe
Poem: Eldorado
Year: 1849
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Aug 29 2004

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