WAEC Literature Past Questions

Welcome to your WAEC Literature Past Questions

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

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