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CLEP Analyzing And Interpreting Literature

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1. A concrete representation of a sense impression - a feeling - or an idea.

2. The selection of words in a literary work.

3. The voice an actor takes on to tell the story in a particular work.

4. The implied attitude of a writer toward the subject and acharacters of a work.

5. The organizational form of a literary work.

6. The idea of a literary work abstracted from its details of language - character - and action - and cast in the form of a generalization.

7. A run-on line of poetry in which logical and grammatical sense carries over from one line into the next.

8. The time and place of a story or play.

9. A character struggles against some outside force.

10. A moment of insightfulness when a character realizes some truth.

11. The turning point of the action in the plot of a play or story. It represents the point of greatest tension in the work.

12. The difference between what the character or the reader expects what the character or the reader expects and what actually happens.

13. A poem that tells a story.

14. The feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader.

15. Imitates another literary work using humor usually to make the author and/or the work appear ridiculous.

16. A technique in which words - phrases - or sounds are repeated for emphasis.

17. Words and phrases that vividly recreate a sound - sight - smell - touch - or taste for the reader by appealing to the senses.

18. A lyrical poem that laments the dead.

19. The difference between what a chracter says and what he/she means.

20. An eight-line unit - which may constitue a stanza; or a section of a poem - as in the octave of a sonnet.

21. A poem of thirty-nine lines and written in iambic pentameter.

22. A phrase or expression that has been repeated so often it has lost its significance.

23. A customary feature of a literary work - such as the use of a chorus in Greek tragedy - the inclusion of an explicit moral in a fable - or the use of a particular rhyme scheme in a villanelle.

24. The use of similar structure to express similar or related ideas - words - phrases - sentences - or paragraphs may be organized in a parallel structure.

25. The group of readers to whom a piece of literature is directed.

26. A nineteen-line lyric poem that relies heavily on repetition.

27. A figure of speech in which a closely related term is substituted for an object or idea.

28. As the conflict(s) develop and the characters attempt to revolve those conflicts - suspense builds.

29. A humorous moment in a serious drama that temporarily relieves the mounting tension.

30. The main character of a literary work.

31. The process by which the writer presents and reveals a character.

32. A short saying with a moral.

33. The recurrence of accent or stress in lines of verse.

34. A form of language in which writers and speakers mean exactly what their words denote.

35. The reason the author has written a piece of literature.

36. The omission of an unstressed vowel or syllable to preserve the meter of a line of poetry.

37. The difference between what is expected and what actually happens.

38. A figure of speech in which a part of something represents its whole.

39. The repetition of consonant sounds - especially at the beginning of words.

40. A metrical foot represented by two stressed syllables.

41. What a story or play is about.

42. Then narrator is a character in the story and tells the reader his/her story using the pronoun 'I'.

43. A historical or literary reference to a person - place - thing - or event that the reader is expected to recognize.

44. A long narrative poem that records the adventures of a hero.

45. The person who 'tells' the story.

46. A story passed down over the generations that was once believed to be true.

47. A long - statle poem in stanzas of varied length - meter - and form.

48. The traditional beliefs and customsof a group of people that have been passed down orally.

49. A figure of speech involving exaggeration.

50. Spectific characteristics are applied to an entire group of people and are used to 'classify' those people as part of a 'group'.