Two diagnostic tests of 20 questions each measure your knowledge of literary elements and critical terms. After taking one of the tests, visit the Glossary of Literary and Critical Terms to learn about terms you are unsure of or do not know.
Glossary of Literary and Critical Terms
The Glossary provides definitions and explanations of key literary and critical terms to help you appreciate, interpret, and write about literature.
Organized by literary element, the Interactive Readings include a collection of short stories, poems, and scenes from plays that show you how to apply the literary elements. Click on the highlighted text within each selection to study the elements and answer questions about using the elements.