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CLEP English Literature All In One

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1. Made up of the ideas - beliefs - and values shared by members of a society. Ideology is shaped by political interests and serves power interests in ways we might not recognize

2. Renaissance Period; 'The Passionate Shepherd to His Love' & Doctor Faustus

3. A movement that took place near the end of the nineteenth century that aimed to free art from conventional Victorian morality

4. A literary - usually verse composition in which a speaker reveals his or her character - often in relation to a critical situation or event - in a monologue addressed to the reader or to a presumed listener.

5. A sentence that changes its grammatical structure in the middle - often suggest disturbance or excitement. For example: 'we had almost reached the finished line and then the race had to have been fixed from the beginning'

6. Novel a modernist form that puts a story together by tracing the thoughts and feelings of its characters rather than through the voice of a detached narrator

7. A method of humorous or subtly sarcastic expression in which the intended meaning of the words is the direct opposite of their usual sense: the irony of calling a stupid plan 'clever'

8. To put or publish. Published novel

9. The continuation of the grammatical flow from one line of verse to the next

10. (1790-1840) poets turned inward for the inspiration to celebrate the powers of nature and the creative spirit of individualism

11. An important critical movement that took hold in the early decades of the twentieth century. It stresses the importance of paying close attention to the literary text as a way to develop critical intelligence

12. A short - carefully constructed scene in a film - play - etc.; specif. - one regarded as subtle - sensitive - etc

13. The narrative technique of shifting freely between a first-person and an interior third-person point of view

14. Romantic Period

15. In deconstruction - things that are absent from yet suggested by a text. A trace may be the opposite of a written word

16. The secondary significance a word acquires through association that goes beyond its literal meaning

17. Renaissance Period; Sonnets - Hamlet - King Lear - Othello - Macbeth - Romeo & Juliet - Twelfth Night - Henry IV - and A Midsummer's Nught Dream.

18. A novel concerned with the negative social and economic impacts of industrialism

19. The pattern of rhymes in a stanza

20. Anything that isn't tangible. In literature - it can be opposed to imagery - the representation of tangible things

21. Novel a melodramatic novel devoted to scandalous doings - guilty secrets - and lurid intrigues

22. A novel in which real persons appear under fictitious names

23. Augustan Period;

24. The mood or emotional attitude evoked or reflected in a written work

25. Romantic Period; Pride and Prejudice - Emma

26. A speech conventionally understood to convey the private thought of the character who delivers it

27. Letters - usually formal

28. The repetition of consonant sounds close to each other

29. A collection of works on a common theme such as Charlemagne or the Trojan War. Cycles typically represent the work of several different authors brought together into a group. Cycles are often groups of romance narrative.

30. Augustan Period; Robinson Crusoe - Moll Flanders

31. Augustan Period

32. The rhythmic structure of poetry

33. Repetition at the start of a sentence of the concluding word or phrase in the previous sentence. For example: 'There's only so much exercise you can get on a plane. A air plane is not the greatest place to work out'

34. The narrative devise of hinting at events that have yet to unfold

35. Refers to the sound and structure of poetry - including meter - rhyme - assonance - and alliteration

36. The dramatic genre of the 1950s that enacts the idea of existential meaninglessness

37. Modern Period; 'Dulce et Decorum Est'

38. A novel that traces the development of a young person from childhood or adolescence to maturity. It is often written in the form of an autobiography

39. (1670-1790) identified literature as a worthy cultural pursuit capable of reconciling respect for classical learning with the evolving interests and tastes of the educated middle class. Translated - imitated - and elucidated the most respectable anci

40. The complex social process that pushes certain people outside mainstream society - usually because they are perceived as a threat to shared values

41. (1840-1900) prescribed liberal doses of 'English literature' as a means of restoring higher ideals to a society that appeared to grow increasingly crass.

42. Unrhymed verse; esp. - unrhymed verse having five iambic feet per line - as in Elizabethan drama

43. The use of a single word in two different senses at once. For example: I just quit smoking and my job.

44. A lyric from stemming from the Middle Ages that treats the subject of two lovers waking up together. It may deal with the joy of being together or with the sorrow of having to part.

45. An extended metaphor used in a drama or narrative

46. A poem that treats the subject of the couple's wedding night

47. A long - blustering - noisy - or scolding speech; tirade

48. Heroic poetry with an important subject of crucial national or cultural significance - together with a grand - lofty tone. Many epics tell the story of the founding of a nation or race by means of battle or journey

49. A group of four works

50. A figure of speech in which one thing is likened to another - dissimilar thing by the use of like - as - etc. (Ex.: a heart as big as a whale - her tears flowed like wine)