Starting from the third stanza, the questions of whether science has vanquished mythology can either be read as rhetoric or confusion. If it is rhetoric, then the answer to each of the “Hast thou” questions is a definite “yes,” and Poe is concluding the poem by noting a few of the things which science has shown not to be real. This means that, to Poe, dreams, too, have been disturbed by science, since he feels like he is constrained by science’s notion of reality, which is less vivid to him than the creatures from another “old time.” However, it could be the case that he is asking these questions again out of confusion. He is unsure whether or not science conflicts with these old mythological notions. In a sense, while there is no Diana on the moon empirically, she is still where she always has been: able to be called upon for poetry. So, Poe may still have his dream “beneath the tamarind tree,” and not have it wrest from him by science.
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