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SAT Subject Test: Literature

Subjects : sat, literature
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. A stanza consisting of two successive lines of verse






2. Presentation of the thoughts and feelings of a character as they occur






3. A question asked for an effect - not actually requiring an answer; emphasizing the obvious






4. The repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words






5. Exposition tells or explains how to do something; includes ideas and facts about the focus subject






6. Series of events






7. (absurd): plays stressing the irrational or illogical aspects of life - usually to show that modern life is pointless






8. When - where - and the weather in which the story takes place






9. Language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense






10. Written to convince the reader of an opinion or point






11. A word imitating the sound it represents






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






13. Written to persuade audience of the truth (or falsehood) the speaker wishes to make understood






14. Told from the narrator's point of view - using 'I' - 'me' - 'we' - 'our' - etc.






15. Anything that stands for or represents something else






16. Point of view






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






18. A couplet consisting of two rhymed lines of iambic pentamenter and written in an elevated style






19. The reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions






20. Attitude or mood towards a subject






21. A short story teaching a lesson






22. The use of corresponding grammatical or syntactical forms






23. A comparison of two different things that are similar in some way






24. A comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations






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






26. A short - witty saying expressing a single thought or observation






27. Dictionary definition of a word






28. Inversion of the natural or usual word order






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






30. The series of conflicts building up to a climax






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






32. The parts before or after a word or statement that influence its meaning






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






34. The general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people






35. Word choice






36. The repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words






37. 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






38. The prevailing psychological state






39. A story about mythical or supernatural beings or events; often handed down orally






40. To display emotions and ideas






41. A mournful poem - especially lamenting the dead






42. A worn-out idea or overused expression






43. 1. Categorical Design 2. Chronologically: time order 3. Spatially: geographically 4. Cause & Effect






44. An idea that is implied or suggested






45. The overall emotion created by a work of literature






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






47. How a sentence was formed to convey an emotion - image - or aspect of language.






48. Light and humorous drama with a happy ending






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






50. A category or type of literary or artistic work