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by Edgar Allan Poe

Eldorado: "Eldorado": The Basics True or False

1. When did Poe write "Eldorado"? -> He didn't write it. John Grisham did.
2. From what book does the phrase "Valley of the Shadow" come? -> Jurassic Park
3. What meter does Poe use the most in "Eldorado"? -> Iambic dimeter
4. What is the term for two lines right next to each other that rhyme, such as "Gaily bedight / A gallant knight"? -> Slant rhyme
5. What event inspired Poe to write "Eldorado"? -> The California Gold Rush