Welcome to your WAEC Literature Past Questions

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A poem that celebrates an object, person or event is
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A praise poem is
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Stanza refers to _____ in a poem
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The performers in a play constitute the
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“Peter’s pretty partner paid the bills” is and example of
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Diction is the writer’s choice of
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Pick the ode item.
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“Many hands make light work” illustrates
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The main idea in a literary work is
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In a play, unfolding events reach their peak in the
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A poem about simple rural life is known as
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A praise poem can be called
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A hyperbole is also referred to as
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“This terrible blessing” is an example of
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In a literary work, a clown normally
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Poetry is written in ___
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A quatrain is
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The writer’s feelings and attitudes are suggested by
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The personalities created or presented in a literary work are
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A speech in a play in which a character speaks his or her thoughts alone is
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The writers unique way of presenting a literary work is
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Narrative is a predominant feature of
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A book that contains a collection of poems is called
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A writing on a tomb is called
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A piece of writing at the end of a book is called
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“The sun smiles gently on the scene” illustrates A. paradox B. euphemism C. hyperbole D. personification
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The antagonist is
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A long an serious narrative about heroic characters is
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Soliloquy is a _____ technique
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“The king has joined his ancestors” is an example of
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A literary work in which the characters are animals is a
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A play on words for literary effect is
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When humour is used to ease tension, it is called
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An authors story about himself is called
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In ‘I am so famished, I can devour a whole cow’ is an example of
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A literary work that teaches moral is said to be
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As chapter is to narrative, so________ is to drama.
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Bringing back a scene that had occurred in the past is called
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The counsel for the accused addresses the bench. The underlined is an example of
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A short witty saying is known as
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In a literary work, a clown normally
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"Death be not proud, though some have called thee mighty and dreadful" is an example of
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The major genres of literature are
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“Like a baby, the old man cried” is an example of
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