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whats the eldorado poem means? what is it all about? thank you!!
-- Anonymous, February 13, 2003
yes i would also like to know what the eldorado poem is about. any comments would be greatly appreciated.
-- Anonymous, February 16, 2003
As far as I can tell, "Eldorado" is about the transience of life, mortality.. all that good stuff. The errant knight searches for the mythical city of Eldorado as anyone might search for fulfillment in an activity or life-decision, but in the end, there is only death and passing. The fullfillment comes from the journey, not a tangible arrival to a place or goal. The shadow accompanies us through life as a mark of time passing (through sunshine or through shadow) aging (and o'er his heart a shadow) and finally it is the shadow of Death and we die never having found our personal cities of gold.
Hope that helps! :)
-- Anonymous, February 17, 2003