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The poem 'The Listeners' by Walter de la Mare revolves around a traveller who reaches a isolated house in a house. The poem focuses on man's search for meaning. Man is always in the pursuit of something, seeking answers to unanswered questions. We are all travellers in the world, who are set on a journey called life. The readers are unsure as to what the question is, but it does no have any prominence. The traveller repeatedly knocks the door depicting the urgency that one has to seek the answers. This could also mean death. The poet does not reveal what resides behind the door. He mentions it as phantoms, showing that there are uncertain elements in life that one might encounter.