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by Edgar Allan Poe

Analysis: Allusions

When poets refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literary and Philosophical References

  • Bible, Psalms 23:4 (21)

Historical References

  • Eldorado (Even though it's not a real place, it's definitely a word with a lot of history.) (6, 12, 18, 24)

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