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Analysis and comments on Eldorado by Edgar Allan Poe

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Comment 24 of 54, 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 54, 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 54, 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 54, 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 54, 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 54, added on May 24th, 2005 at 11:21 AM.

i like it

melissa reedy from United States
Comment 18 of 54, added on May 10th, 2005 at 10:28 AM.

Es Ist sehr gut!!!

Tobias from Germany
Comment 17 of 54, added on May 6th, 2005 at 7:56 PM.

i guess that eldorado is the lost city in poe's heart, perhaps its where he
held the little hope he had for contentment

jenn from United States
Comment 16 of 54, added on April 20th, 2005 at 7:45 PM.

Wow I am doing a report on him in school and he was so depressed after his
wife/cousin died I think that El Dorado was his way of looking at his life
and that it was his version of saying that he is worn out by the end but he
sees the light of heaven and is ready to go

Jessica from United States
Comment 15 of 54, added on April 4th, 2005 at 12:33 AM.

I think that this poem isn't all that happy at all... the gallant knight
might relate to Poes own life. he seeked happiness and a "shadow" fell over
him as he realized that there is no real happiness in life. the pilgrim's
shadow might be depression or thoughts of death as the shadow tells him
that the only el dorado is in the life after.
"over the mountains of the moon
down the valley of the shadow
ride boldly ride
the shade replied
if you seek for el dorado"

Steven 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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