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Analysis and comments on Eldorado by Edgar Allan Poe

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Comment 27 of 57, added on September 11th, 2005 at 12:31 AM.

what does the shadow mean? it appears in every stanza and has different
meanings. what do they mean respectively? i believe that eldorado is
actually a place that you can never get there. it's not realistic just like
the dreams during the time of gold rush.

umh from Singapore
Comment 26 of 57, added on September 1st, 2005 at 7:15 PM.

eldorado is not about heaven, its about the light at the end of the tunnel
dont give up what seems so far is yet so near. ilearned this poem in 6th
grade and it has me where iam 2 day-striving on

anva from United States
Comment 25 of 57, added on August 4th, 2005 at 5:53 PM.

For anyone concerned, Poe was a Manic-Depressive,(moods swinging from very
good to very bad). I think that he was trying to express the struggle in
his own life,seeking peace of mind and sprit... the truth be known he may
have never found it.One thing we must all realize is that death comes to us
all,the smart thing to do is have yourself prepared to meet God on his
terms,and conditions,Christ is the only way!

john from United States
Comment 24 of 57, added on July 31st, 2005 at 8:04 PM.

I agree that El Dorado is the dream within our heart and the journey to
reach it although very difficult at times can be attained if we don't give
up. It reminds me of the Proverb: "It is the glory of God to conceal a
thing; it is the glory of kings to seek it out."
The poem is quoted throughout the John Wayne movie entitled "El
Dorado". It is my favorite John Wayne movie ever!

Dan Ellerton from United States
Comment 23 of 57, added on July 10th, 2005 at 3:06 PM.

Demon Killer wrote that El Dorado was actually heaven. I don't think so.
There is some question about Poe's religious beliefs. Some hold that he
was an atheist; others that he never lost his religions background. In
an case, I don't think this poem has anything to do with religion.

Lou Parris from United States
Comment 22 of 57, added on June 10th, 2005 at 6:59 AM.

This poem gives me deep impression that the author chase Eldorado
throughout all his life.Im my opinion the author want to tell us don't give
up your dream.

sahara from China
Comment 21 of 57, added on June 7th, 2005 at 7:39 PM.

This poem talks about how Poe is seeking a great thing, but he can't find
it. Then when he dies he asked the shade were's Eldorado. The shade tells
him were it is, but Eldorado is actually heaven.

Demon Killer from United States
Comment 20 of 57, added on June 2nd, 2005 at 7:38 PM.

Sad, but great poem. I memorized it in 7th grade and I still beleive that
it is a great poem, 5 years later.

Andrew from United States
Comment 19 of 57, added on May 24th, 2005 at 11:21 AM.

i like it

melissa reedy from United States
Comment 18 of 57, added on May 10th, 2005 at 10:28 AM.

Es Ist sehr gut!!!

Tobias from Germany

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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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