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Analysis and comments on Eldorado by Edgar Allan Poe

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Comment 16 of 56, 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 56, 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
Comment 14 of 56, added on March 18th, 2005 at 5:19 PM.

I think that Eldorado expresses Poe hope to find some peace or his own
Eldorado. This poem shows another side of Poe. Most of the poems that Poe
had wrote are depressing, but this poem shows the never ending search of
his own Eldorado. It baffled me to find out that Eldorado was the last poem
that Poe wrote. He died right after he wrote Eldorado, moreover that left
me to wonder did he ever find his Eldorado.

Angelica Williams from United States
Comment 13 of 56, added on March 17th, 2005 at 11:18 AM.

i really like this poem and it seems to me that poe may have been loking
for his own Eldorado while writing this poem.

eric from United States
Comment 12 of 56, added on March 16th, 2005 at 2:43 PM.

i relly like this poem because of the mood.

Michael Kennedy
Comment 11 of 56, 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 56, added on January 28th, 2005 at 1:50 PM.

I love this poem it so sweet.

Caitlin Fazendin from United States
Comment 9 of 56, 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 56, 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 56, 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

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Poet: Edgar Allan Poe
Poem: Eldorado
Year: 1849
Added: Feb 20 2003
Viewed: 32887 times
Poem of the Day: Aug 29 2004


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