Eldorado Poem Analysis

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The world is full of mystery, and there are many places that some people believe it has been lost in time or forgotten in history. We learn about these lost places in the world, like Atlantis or Camelot from books that we read, but some people believe that they are just legends or cannot be found. On the other hand, some of these places can be rediscovered by people who traveled so far to seek these lost places and what happened to them, like Great Zimbabwe, Xanadu, and Mycenae. Furthermore, it shows the ideas of having the perseverance and the faith for people to do the impossible even if they don't succeed. In Edgar Allan Poe's poem, "Eldorado," he tells about a knight's journey throughout his lifetime: the knight is searching for the lost city of Eldorado; then, he was aging and cannot find the city of Eldorado, and the pilgrim shadow (spirit) appears and guides him, but not directly on what he expected from Eldorado. Poe starts his poem with unexpected happy words about the knight: “Gaily bedight,/ A gallant knight” (lines. 1-2). It stated that the knight is lightheartedly appealing and also very brave and heroic. The sense of positivity from the lines 1-2 will drive to engage us to read more passionately about the…show more content…
The poet uses a metaphor in line 3 between the sunshine and the shadow in his poem. It’s contradicting between the understanding lighter and darker places of the poem. Also, it explains that the knight travels through the day and shadowy places. He stated lines 4-6 that the knight is taking a long journey to find the lost city of Eldorado and gold in his journey, and he’s traveling very happy as well as he’s singing a song. Therefore, it serves a moment of having a good time in traveling was like for us when we are traveling to different

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