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CLEP Analyzing And Interpreting Literature

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Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. A technique in which words - phrases - or sounds are repeated for emphasis.






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






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






4. A metrical foot with two unstressed syllables.






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






6. The person who 'tells' the story.






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






14. The organizational form of a literary work.






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






16. 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.






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






18. The measured pattern of rhyhtmic accents in poems.






19. The main character of a literary work.






20. Refers to how a piece of literature is written rather than to what is actually said.






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






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






23. Two unaccented syllables followed by an accented syllable.






24. A love lyric in which the speaker complains about the arrival of the dawn - when he must part from his lover.






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






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






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






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






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






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






31. 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.






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






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






34. An accented syllable followed by an unaccented one.






35. A recurring pattern found in a work or works of literature; the pattern is usually representative of something else.






36. An imaginary person that inhabits a literary work.






37. Words spoken by one character in a play - either directly to the audience or to another character - that the other characters supposedly do not hear.






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






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






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






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






42. A brief witty poem - often satirical.






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






44. Smaller units of plays that are broken down.






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






46. A Greek term first used by Aristotle to describe the emotional cleansing or purification that results after watching a tragedy performed on stage.






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






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






49. The emotion or feeling a word creates.






50. 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.