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SAT Subject Test: Literature

Subjects : sat, literature
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1. Recurring at regular intervals

2. The main (good) character

3. The use of elevated language over ordinary language

4. Writing that records the conversation that occurs inside a character's head

5. A person with powers greater than that of a normal being

6. Artistic representation that aims for visual accuracy; accepting the facts

7. The final actions or solution of the plot

8. A traditional story presenting supernatural characters and episodes that help explain natural events

9. Harsh - cutting language or tone intended to ridicule

10. (usually long) dramatic speech by a single speaker

11. Substitution of an inoffensive term for one that is less pleasant

12. Events after the climax - leading to the resolution

13. A protagonist who is more ordinary than a traditional hero(ine) or one who is somewhat villainous

14. The perspective from which a story is told

15. A comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations

16. The grammatical arrangement of words in sentences

17. The repetition of sounds at the ends of words

18. A unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work

19. A brief - cleverly worded statement that makes a wise observation about life.

20. Before the main part or actually story

21. The freedom of a poet in writing

22. Anything that stands for or represents something else

23. A short story teaching a lesson

24. A transition to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story

25. A group of lines in a poem

26. To inform the reader about something using facts - ideas and containing a focus subject

27. The use of corresponding grammatical or syntactical forms

28. Using elements that can be either factual or impressionistic that act to 'paint a picture'

29. Short (narrative) account of an incident (especially a biographical one)

30. Language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

31. Word choice

32. Conjoining contradictory terms

33. Extended narrative about improbable events and extraordinary people in exotic places; often dealing with love

34. Attitude or mood towards a subject

35. An evil or wicked person; antagonist

36. The choices a writer makes; the combination of distinctive features of a literary work

37. A regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem

38. The primary position taken by a writer or speaker

39. Unrhymed verse (usually in iambic pentameter)

40. Subject

41. An idea that is implied or suggested

42. The attribution of human characteristics to animals or inanimate objects

43. A figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole (or vice versa) - the specific for the general (or vice versa) - or the material for the thing made from it

44. The final resolution or outcome of the main complication

45. A contradiction or dilemma

46. Rural; of rural life; idyllic; of a pastor

47. To display emotions and ideas

48. A play on words

49. A word imitating the sound it represents

50. The highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding