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CLEP Thematic Meaning

Subjects : clep, literature
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1. A fundamental and universal idea explored in a literary work.

2. An object - character - figure - or color that is used to represent an abstract idea or concept.

3. The general atmosphere created in a story - or the narrator's attitude toward the story or reader.

4. A recurring structure - contrast - or other device that develops or informs a work's major themes.

5. A concrete object that represents something abstract. It differs from a symbol in that an its meaning is fixed: the Star of David always represents Judaism - regardless of context.

6. The central argument that an author makes in a work. Although the term is primarily associated with nonfiction - it can apply to fiction.

7. Language that brings to mind sense-impressions - especially via figures of speech.

8. A theme - motif - symbol - or stock character that holds a familiar and fixed place in a culture's consciousness.