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What is the theme of the poem Eldorado?
Besides, what is the meaning of the poem Eldorado?
The poem describes the journey of a "gallant knight" in search of the legendary El Dorado. The knight spends much of his life on this quest. In his old age, he finally meets a "pilgrim shadow" who points the way through "the Valley of Shadow".
Likewise, what six themes did Poe write? Poe's Poetry Themes
- Death. A large portion of Poe's fiction includes musings on the nature of death and on questions about the afterlife.
- Impermanence and uncertainty.
- The subconscious self.
- The human imagination.
- Hope and despair.
Similarly, you may ask, what is the mood of the poem Eldorado?
At the End Imagery- The poem uses imagery such as, “gaily bedight,” “sunshine and shadow,” “singing a song” that create a happy, hopeful tone. But as the poem continues, images such as, “And o'er his heart a shadow Fell,”his strength failed him at length” changing the tone to a feeling of defeat.
What is a pilgrim shadow?
Lines 15-16: The "pilgrim shadow" in these lines seems to be a ghost, or some type of spirit. It could also be a metaphor for the knight himself, who is wandering like a pilgrim, though unfulfilled as a shadow.