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Analysis and comments on Eldorado by Edgar Allan Poe

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Comment 12 of 52, added on March 16th, 2005 at 2:43 PM.

i relly like this poem because of the mood.

Michael Kennedy
Comment 11 of 52, added on February 17th, 2005 at 3:30 PM.

The interesting thing about "Eldorado" is that it seems to contrast
drastically with the rest of Poe's works. While "Eldorado" uses adjectives
like "bold" and "gallant", Poe's other poems contain the sort of hint of
sorrow or unhappiness that he felt his lifestyle reflected. For example,
compare the text of Eldorado to this passage from "The Raven":"Once upon a
midnight dreary, while I wandered weak and weary...". If there contained
Poe's ordinary message of gloom in "Eldorado", it is certainly more subtle
than those of his other works.

Patrick from United States
Comment 10 of 52, added on January 28th, 2005 at 1:50 PM.

I love this poem it so sweet.

Caitlin Fazendin from United States
Comment 9 of 52, added on January 26th, 2005 at 9:46 AM.

Well written,Perhas to well written,brillant I have always been interested
in this type of poetry. This man was a pyscho genius, Im glad he was here
to rite poems on this planet and not mars or another random planet. OK
PEACE HOMIEZ!!!!!

Donfizzle from United States
Comment 8 of 52, added on January 10th, 2005 at 11:19 AM.

I THINK THAT THIS IS A VERY HEART TOUCHING POEM, AND ALSO I THINK THAT MORE
PEOPLE NEED TO READ IT TO SEE THE REAL TRUE MEANING OF THE POEM.MY FAVORITE
EDGAR ALLEN POE POEM IS THE RAVEN I KNOW IT IS A SAD AND DEPRESSING POEM
BUT IT IS BEAUTIFUL IN IT'S OWN WAY.
AND THATS WHAT I THINK ABOUT THE POEMS BY EDGAR ALLEN POE. BY DESIREE' LYNN
HARRIS

desiree from United States
Comment 7 of 52, added on December 21st, 2004 at 6:04 AM.

I must say that Eggar was a very depressed man but he can bring in such a
lively manner!

Anne-Marie
Comment 6 of 52, added on December 18th, 2004 at 9:05 PM.

I never knew that this was by Poe. If you're interested in literature and
film, this poem was used in the John Wayne movie "El Dorado."

Em from United States
Comment 5 of 52, added on November 10th, 2004 at 9:54 PM.

I think that in order to appreciate Poe's full view on Eldorado, one must
first delve into the realm of a Dark Poet, or rather Dark Romantic. Beauty
is always in the eye of the beholder, but one thing that makes the works of
a Dark Romantic is the aspect of tragedy and loss in their words. Death is
a release from the pain of living, because no matter how wonderful and
happy one's life is, we are born dying, and it doesn't matter what's on the
other side, it's release.
We like to tell ourselves that bliss, heaven or whatever you would like to
name it, is here, that it's closer than we think. It's not. We catch
glimpses of it from time to time, but we are never really able to make it
there. The goal that's just out of reach.
I remember the first time I had ever read Edgar Allen Poe's works. I was
in the third grade and he was my favorite author from the first time I read
The Black Cat, to the time I memorized the Raven in the fourth grade, and
Eldorado in the Fifth grade. I'll always remember that because my fifth
grade teacher was upset about the fact that I wrote dark poems, and
understood his works. I'll never forget Ms. Hussman's reaction to me when
I recited Eldorado, and 15 of the 20 stanzas of The Raven for the class and
proceeded to explain the two poems to the class, and her.
:)
Eldorado will always be one of the many poems of his that has touched my
life the most. It's the silver lining on the dark clouds of my life.

Sadie from United States
Comment 4 of 52, added on November 6th, 2004 at 12:17 AM.

great poem, but I had to memorize the whole Raven, and say it to my class,
in SIXTH GRADE! whooie!
_______________________________________________________

granitefox from Faroe Islands
Comment 3 of 52, added on October 6th, 2004 at 12:39 PM.

This is an incredible poem. Im only in grade 9 but i have been fascinated
with his works since grade 7. He is an absolute genius and has influenced
me on the way I write dark poetry. For example....

Crimson
Death, a figment of a desperate mans imagination. Life, a stain of pleasure
on our souls. The present leaves a crimson outline, of a man, who went
insane, over the pleasure of life.

They are very different, but the way I write sort of combines his type of
poetry, and the way i imagine it to be. He has influenced me on all my
writing, and is truly an unrivaled genius.


Dave from Canada

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Poet: Edgar Allan Poe
Poem: Eldorado
Year: 1849
Added: Feb 20 2003
Viewed: 31408 times
Poem of the Day: Aug 29 2004


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