WAEC Literature Past Questions

Welcome to your WAEC Literature Past Questions

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

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