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

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

4. Two unaccented syllables followed by an accented syllable.

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

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

7. A metrical foot with two unstressed syllables.

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

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

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

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

12. A figure of speech involving exaggeration.

13. The conversation of characters in a literary work.

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

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

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

17. 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.

18. A figure of speech in which two completely unlike things are compared.

19. A metrical foot represented by two stressed syllables.

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

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

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

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

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

25. What a story or play is about.

26. A figure of speech in which an inanimate object animal - or idea is given human qualities or characteristics.

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

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

29. The series of events that make up a story or drama.

30. A comparison between essentially unlike things without an explicitly comparative word such as 'like' or 'as'.

31. A figure of speech in which two things are compared using 'like' or 'as'.

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

33. A tension created as the reader becomes involved in a story and when the author leaves the reader in doubt about what is coming next.

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

35. A four line stanza in a poem.

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

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

38. The organizational form of a literary work.

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

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

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

42. A form of language use in which writers and speakers convey something other than the literal meaning of their words.

43. A stressed syllable followed by two unstressed ones.

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

45. 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.

46. The use of symbols in literature to convey meaning.

47. The way people speak in various parts of the country or around the world.

48. A statement that seems to be contrdictory but is actually true.

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

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