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CLEP Analyzing And Interpreting Literature

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

2. A symbolic narrative in which the surface details imply a secondary meaning.

3. A figure of speech in which two opposing ideas are combined.

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

5. A fourteen-line poem in iambic pentameter.

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

7. An accented syllable followed by an unaccented one.

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

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

10. The selection of words in a literary work.

11. The measured pattern of rhyhtmic accents in poems.

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

13. What a story or play is about.

14. The character or force with which the protagonist conflicts.

15. A division or unit of a poem that is repeated in the same form - - either with similar or identical patterns or rhyme and meter - or with variations from one stanza to another.

16. A stressed syllable followed by two unstressed ones.

17. A character who contrsts and parallels the main character in a play or story.

18. An intensification of the conflict in a story or play.

19. A technique designed to enact social change by using wit to rificule ideas - customs or institutions.

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

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

22. Poetry without a regular pattern of meter or rhyme.

23. The difference between what a character expects and what the reader knows will happen.

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

25. A character struggles with himself/herself and his/her opposing needs.

26. Broken down acts.

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

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

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

30. The resolution of the plot of a literarture work.

31. A brief witty poem - often satirical.

32. A four line stanza in a poem.

33. A metrical foot represented by two stressed syllables.

34. A short saying with a moral.

35. A word that closely resembles the sound that the word is supposed to make.

36. Prose writing about real people - places - and events.

37. A figure of speech in which a writer or speaker says less than what he or she means.

38. The grammatical order of words in a sentence or line of verse or dialogue.

39. The narrator is outside of the story and tells the story from the perspective of only one character.

40. Poetic meters such as trochaic and oactylic that move or fall from a stressed to an unstressed syllable.

41. The main character of a literary work.

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

43. The person who 'tells' the story.

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

45. Refers to a writers use of language - including the use of literary techniques - word choice - and sentence structure - that sets one writer apart from another.

46. A three-line stanza.

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

48. A short story that teaches a moral or a religious lesson.

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

50. The first stage of a functional or dramatic plot - in which necessary background information is provided.