Most Common Questions and Answers about the poem “The Listeners”:
Who are the listeners in “The Listeners”?
Why were they called so?
The phantoms dwellers of the house are the listeners.
They are called “listeners” because they only listen. They traveler knocks thrice. He asks if there is anybody in the house. He got no response. The phantoms keenly interested in the voice from the world of men. They hear his feet upon the stirrup of the horse and the sound of the hoofs going away. They are speechless. They belong to the world of shadows. So they are called listeners.