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by Edgar Allan Poe

Eldorado: "Eldorado": The Basics Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Eldorado? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. When did Poe write "Eldorado"?

He didn't write it. John Grisham did.
Q. From what book does the phrase "Valley of the Shadow" come?

Jurassic Park
Great Expectations
The Bible
Q. What meter does Poe use the most in "Eldorado"?

Free verse
Poe meter
Dactylic hexameter
Iambic dimeter
Q. What is the term for two lines right next to each other that rhyme, such as "Gaily bedight / A gallant knight"?

Slant rhyme
Cheap rhyme
Q. What event inspired Poe to write "Eldorado"?

The California Gold Rush
The assassination of Abraham Lincoln
The Civil War
The War of 1812