What has the knight been doing for a long time?
Looking for a legendary place called Elderado.
Explain the difference in his attitude b/w stanza 1 and stanza 2.
1: Optomistic, happy, singing
2: Loss of faith; sad
Explain the literary allusion of stanza 4.
“The valley of the shadow” – allusion to the bible.
What is suggested:
“And, as his strength/ Failed him at length”
He is getting old and he is dying.
Who is he speaking to in stanza 4?
a ghost of someone who died searching for Elderado?
The pair of rhyming words in every stanza:
How does the meaning of the word “shadow” change in each stanza?
dark, sadness, ghost, death.
What does the knight have to do to get to Elderado?
How does this poem fit Dramatic Poetry?