Interpreting Literature CLEP Exam Preparation
The Analyzing & Interpreting Literature CLEP exam covers material taught in a general two-semester undergraduate course in literature.
The CLEP test for Analyzing & Interpreting Literature will supply passages and questions based on passages primarily from American and English literature. The exam assumes students are fairly well read in the areas of poetry, fiction, drama, and nonfiction, and possess the knowledge of the means by which literary effects are achieved, as well as familiarity with the basic terminology used to discuss literature.
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The CLEP exam for Analyzing & Interpreting Literature will test the student’s ability to:
- interpret metaphors;
- recognize rhetorical and stylistic devices
- perceive relationships between parts and wholes;
- grasp a speaker’s or author’s attitudes;
The CLEP exam for Analyzing & Interpreting Literature consists of 80 questions to be answered within 90 minutes.
Prose (40% of CLEP exam)
- Short Stories
Poetry (40% of CLEP exam)
- Elements of Poetry
- Figurative Language & Poetic Devices
- Types of Poetry
Drama (20% of CLEP exam)
- Characters & Staging
- Types of Drama
Each of the above topics will be addressed with the approximate emphasis detailed below:
Forms of Literary Expression
- British Literature (55% of CLEP exam)
- American Literature (40% of CLEP exam)
- Works in Translation (5% of CLEP exam)
- 18th and 19th Centuries (40% of CLEP exam)
- 20th and 21st Centuries (30% of CLEP exam)
- Renaissance and 17th Century (25% of CLEP exam)
- Classical and Pre-Renaissance (5%% of CLEP exam)