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CLEP English Literature: Study Guide & Test Prep Final Exam

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Now therefore, while the youthful hue

Sits on thy skin like morning dew,

And while thy willing soul transpires

At every pore with instant fires,

Now let us sport us while we may,

And now, like amorous birds of prey,

Rather at once our time devour

Than languish in his slow-chapped power.

Let us roll all our strength and all

Our sweetness up into one ball,

And tear our pleasures with rough strife

Through the iron gates of life:

Thus, though we cannot make our sun

Stand still, yet we will make him run.

Question 1 1. In this passage, ''the youthful hue / Sits on thy skin like morning dew'' is an example of what literary device?

Use this material to answer questions #1 through #2

Now therefore, while the youthful hue

Sits on thy skin like morning dew,

And while thy willing soul transpires

At every pore with instant fires,

Now let us sport us while we may,

And now, like amorous birds of prey,

Rather at once our time devour

Than languish in his slow-chapped power.

Let us roll all our strength and all

Our sweetness up into one ball,

And tear our pleasures with rough strife

Through the iron gates of life:

Thus, though we cannot make our sun

Stand still, yet we will make him run.

Question 2 2. What is the main point the speaker is trying to get across to his lover?

Question 3 3. Jonathan Swift's portrayal of politics and the world in Gulliver's Travels in an intentionally ridiculous manner acts as a form of what literary device?

Question 4 4.

What is the order, from earliest to latest, in which the following movements of English literature occurred?

I. Age of Reason

II. Modernism

III. Romanticism

Question 5 5. Which of the following authors is famous for his satirical poem that describes Fermor stealing a lock of Arabella's hair?

Question 6 6. All of the following literary works were written in the 17th century EXCEPT:

Question 7 7. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Lord George Gordon Byron are writers associated with which literary period?

Question 8 8. Which of the following novels tells the story of the passionate love affair between Heathcliffe and Cathy?

Question 9 9. Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray was written during which time period?

Question 10 10. The novella that tells the story of Charles Marlow's trip down the Congo River was written by which of the following authors?

Question 11 11. Which of the following is an Old English epic poem that features the monster Grendel and his mother?

Question 12 12. What is the type of poem that is composed of 14 lines in iambic pentameter with an ABAB CDCD EFEF GG rhyme scheme?

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

Question 13 13. This passage appears in which of the following novels?

Question 14 14. Samuel Beckett's tragicomedies are referred to as ''theatre of the _____.''

Question 15 15. All of the following are novels or writings by Virginia Woolf EXCEPT:

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