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SAT Subject Test: Literature

Subjects : sat, literature
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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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