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English Literature CLEP TEST

English Literature CLEP Test

The English Literature CLEP Test covers the material that is taught in a two-semester class at the 101 college level. This test covers major authors and works but does also include some minor writers. You will need to know terms commonly used for analyzing literature include metaphor, personification, alliteration, etc. You will also need to know the different types of literary forms such as prose, sonnet, ballad, drama, free verse, etc.

This test assumes that you have read a wide variety of English literature. You must know the literary periods and the development of English literature.

You will need to answer 95 questions in 90 minutes. There is no penalty for guessing on the test and there are some pretest questions included that are not scored.

Some schools may require you to take an essay with this test. This is optional so you will need to check with your school to see if it is required. If you do take the essay, you will write it by hand, via paper and pencil. It will be graded by a professor at your college or university.

Credits: 3-6

Number of Questions: 95

Time to complete the test: 90 min plus additional essay time

Rank of Difficulty: 3

ISBN: 9781614331018

If required, you will need to write on two essay topics. The first topic is not optional and you should spend approximately 35 minutes writing it. The second essay will allow you to choose one of two topics. You should plan on spending 50 minutes.

To pass the clep test you will need to be able to:

  • Identify literary background
  • Identify the author by work or part of a work
  • Identify patterns
  • Understand literary references
  • Understand literary terms
  • Analyze elements in a piece of work
  • Determine the author's meaning in their work
  • Recognize imagery
  • Determine style
  • Determine literary reasoning

The time periods covered on this CLEP test are from Beowulf to present times.

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