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Eldorado Symbolism, Imagery & Wordplay
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
The third line of every stanza in the poem contains the word "shadow." But it's not always the same shadow. In the first stanza, it seems to be a literal shadow—you know the one made by a tree or...
In a poem called "Eldorado," we should expect to hear a whole lot about… Eldorado, right? And that we do—at least, sort of. The speaker doesn't tell us too much about what Eldorado might look l...
We are constantly reminded of the fact that the knight is getting older. In the first stanza, he has "journeyed long" (4), which implies that he's already old. Then the speaker flat out says "but h...
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