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CLEP Analyzing And Interpreting Literature

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

2. The point at which a character understands his/her situation as it really is.

3. The dictionary meaning of a word.

4. The repetition of similar vowel sounds in a sentence or a line of poetry or prose.

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

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

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

8. A narrative poem written in four-line stanzas - characterized by swift action and narrated in a direct style.

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

10. A six-line unit of verse constituting a stanza or section of a poem.

11. The organizational form of a literary work.

12. The narrator is outside of the story and is all-knowing or 'God-like' because he/she knows everything that occurs and everything that each character thinks and feels.

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

14. A metrical foot with two unstressed syllables.

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

16. The emotion or feeling a word creates.

17. The point at which the action of the plot turns in an unexpected direction for the protagonist.

18. The point after the climax where the action begins to drop off and the events of the plot become clear or are explained in some way.

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

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

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

22. A strong pause within a line.

23. What a story or play is about.

24. A speech delivered while only one character is on stage; it reveals a character's innermost thoughts and feelings.

25. Broken down acts.

26. The main character of a literary work.

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

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

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

30. A pair of rhymed lines that may or may not constitute a seperate stanza in a poem.

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

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

33. A subsidiary or subordinate or parallel plot in a play or story that coexists with the main plot.

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

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

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

37. The person who 'tells' the story.

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

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

40. The matching of final vowel or consonant sounds in two or more words.

41. A struggle or clash between opposing characters - forces - or emotions.

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

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

44. The conversation of characters in a literary work.

45. A character struggles against some outside force.

46. A short saying with a moral.

47. A metrical unit composed of stressed an unstressed syllables.

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

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

50. An unstressed syllable followed by a stressed one.