2016-2020 WAEC/NECO/JAMB LITERATURE EXAMS (1)…LITERARY APPRECIATION OUTLINE…BASIC INFO.

WAEC/NECO LITERATURE IN ENGLISH...LITERARY APPRECIATION SUMMARY...BASIC THINGS TO KNOW

shakespeare

LITERARY APPRECIATION OUTLINE

1.GENRE

Poetry

Prose

Drama.

2.TYPES/FEATURES OF POETRY

Sonnet

Elegy

Dirge

Ode

Lyrical

Traditional

Blank

Epic

Narrative e.t.c.

3.TYPES/FEATURES OF PROSE

Words

Sentences

Paragraphs

Idioms

Proverbs

Slangs

Narrative Technique

Style.

4.TYPES/FEATURES OF DRAMA

Comedy

Tragedy

Farce

Tragicomedy

Melodrama

Pantomime e.t.c.

5.POINTERS/GUIDES FOR APPRECIATION OF POETRY

Intention

Mood/Tone

Subject Matter

Theme

Setting/Background

Style/Form

Structure

Language

Diction

Poetic Devices

Grammatical Elements

Personal Judgement.

6.POINTERS/GUIDES FOR APPRECIATION OF PROSE

Mood/Tone

Subject Matter

Theme

Setting/Background

Characterization…Protagonist, Hero/Heroine, Antagonist

Types of Characters…round characters(develops within the story),flat characters or wooden  characters or stereotype characters(they never change)

 Plot

 Narrative techniques…suspense, flashback, surprise, story-within-story, realism, point of view, 3rd person narrative

Language

Diction

Imagery

Figures of Speech

7.POINTERS/GUIDES FOR APPRECIATION OF DRAMA

Reason

Mood/Tone

Subject Matter

Theme

Setting/Background

Characterization…same as for prose

Types of Characters…same as for prose

Plot

Dramatic Techniques…fool, player, story-teller, riddle, folk tale, mime, soliloquy, movement, music and dance, dramatic irony, audience participation

Language

Personal Impression

TO BE CONTINUED

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