WAEC Literature Past Questions

Welcome to your WAEC Literature Past Questions

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

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