WAEC Literature Past Questions

Welcome to your WAEC Literature Past Questions

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

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