English Literature CLEP
Preparing for the English Lit CLEP exam
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A time in history where literature was written to foster bravery and promote heroic deeds.
A time in history where literature was written to promote knightly ideals that stabilized social hierarchy.
A time in history where literature was written to entertain through stage plays, comedies, and histories.
A time in history where literature was written for the emerging middle class. Manuscripts were made accessible through the invention of the printing press.
A time in history where literature was written mainly in flowery poetry while promoting individualism.
A time in history where literature was written for a secularized society.
A time in history where literature was written to produce literary "art". New criticism established.
A time in history where literature was written for ideological aims.
Following a text closely and making your own decisions about that text.
The accepted meaning of a word.
The significance of a word through association.
The author's mood in a text.
Choice of words or utterance.
______ enables writers to show events and relationships.
A term for anything tangible.
Language that is meant to mean something other than what it literally means.
A term that is used figuratively to represent something that isn't actually there.
A figurative comparison between two things.
English Standard. Helps preserve quality. Contains the greatest literary achievements in the western world.
The process of denying political values by misrepresenting them as natural ideals.
A song made up of three parts: strophe, antistrophe, and epode.
Sappho of Lesbos
Teacher of a school for girls. Wrote love poetry to her favorite students.
Poem that praises others for their achievements.
Wrote "Ode to a Nightingale" and "Ode on a Grecian Urn."
The direct address to something that is not alive.
Organizing and categorizing.
Odes that focus of worldly achievement.
A word that refers to something else.
The view that language is "unstable".
Things that are absent from, yet suggested by a text.
The belief that you can't locate a fixed, stable meaning in any one place.
The absence of meaning/many possible meanings.
The belief that stable meaning is located within a text.
Shared made up beliefs.
A woman who wrote about woman's rights. Wrote stream of consciousness novels.
Different cultures within the society.
Anything that isn't tangible.
Uses an attribute of a thing to stand for the thing itself (Paw=cat, etc.)
Words that sound like what they mean.
Prosody of Versification
Features that account for the sound and structure of a verse.
A repeaed pattern of lines and rhymes.
The pattern of rhymes in a stanza.
The repetition of vowel sounds.
The repetition of consonant sounds.
A poem with 5 beats per line.
A beat with non-stressed, then stressed syllables (U/)
A beat with stressed, and then non-stressed syllables (/U).
A beat with two non-stressed syllables, then one stressed (UU/).
A beat with one stressed syllable, and then two non-stressed (/UU)
A beat with two stressed syllables (//)
A beat with two non-stressed syllables.
A break in a line of verse.
Un-rhymed iambic pentameter lines.
_____ wrote the famous epic poem "Paradise Lost", which he wrote in blank verse.
No fixed meter with some rhyming lines.
Wrote the plays Oedipus and Antigone.
Wrote the plays Alcestic and Medea.
Wrote Prometheus and Agamemnon.
Imitation of something else.
The purging of emotions by attending a tragedy play.
The flaw of the protagonist.
An extended metaphor used in a dramatic narrative.
Shows with music, dancing, and a little plot (The very first musical theater or opera).
George Bernard Shaw
Wrote satirical drama informed by socialist ideas. Wrote "Mrs. Warren's Confession".
Pattern of events.
Position of the narrator.
The art of persuasion.
The pretended refusal of something that you want.
A sentence that changes structure in the middle.
A repetition of a word at the end, and at the beginning of a sentence.
A verbal pattern in two parts.
A grand exaggeration.
A construction that brings together different grammical forms.
The use of a single word in two sentences at once.
The study of sounds.
A way of organizing information. Originated from Michael de Montaigne
The study of biblical symbolism.
Wrote the Canterbury Tales. Emphasized syllabic meter.
Wrote the Faerie Queen (written about queen Elizabeth).
The belief that God watches us from afar.
During the 19th century people looked for ways to get rid of the presence of God in their lives. (people choose to ignore Him). This is known as....?
People used _____ to tell stories before people began writing stories down.
Wrote "Ecclesiastical History of the English People" telling about the first english poet, Caedmon.
A figurative stock phrase used to describe things in Old English.
Wrote Heinskringia about norse mythology. Developed kennings.
A literal interpretation of an object instead of figurative (kenning).
Old English minstrel.
Sir Thomas Malory
Wrote LeMorte d'Arthur and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Wrote some of the best Arthurian romances in the middle ages.
The Canterbury Tales
A story about a group of pilgrims all over England gathering to travel to the cathedral where Thomas Becket was murdered. Along the way, the pilgrims tell tales that reflect Christian values and morals.
The combination of different author's books into one work.
The Divine Comedy
A story written by Dante. The story illustrates Virgil the poet guiding the writer to hell, while the writer's love, Beatrice tries to guide him to heaven.
Wrote "Metamorphosis" where a god tries to pursue a mountain nymph.
Created a model for writers to express their goals and love.
When a line of poetry lasts one iamb longer.
The bizarre use of a metaphor.
Writes with outrageous challenges about wisdom, love, and morality.
The body of Shakespeare's work.
The first collection of Shakespeare's work.
Satirist. Wrote "Tale of the Tub", and "Gulliver's Travels".
The semblance of truth.
A novel made up of correspondence between characters.
Created the "epistolary novel". Wrote "Pamela, virtue rewarded".
Helped give english romanticism secure footing with his lyrical ballads. Writes about nature and humanity. Redefined the purpose of poetry.
George Gordan Lord Byron
Wrote satires about romance and prosperity like "Jon Juan".
Wrote the gothic novel "Mysteries of Udolpho".
A novel that traces a child's development to maturity (like David Copperfield or Great Expectations).
Stream of Consciousness Novel
A novel tracing a character's thoughts and feelings.
Wrote "Waiting for Godot".
The view that there is more than one way of thinking.
The belief that there is no set of underlying truth.
_______ Believes that mass culture has a bad indluence on the society.
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