Senior High School Literature

The Panic of Growing Older

Reading Time: < 1 minute Here is the full text of the poem The Panic of Growing Older by the Gambian poet, Lenrie Peters. LENRIE PETERS: THE PANIC OF GROWING OLDER Stanza One The panic of growing older spreads fluttering winds from year to year Stanza Two At twenty stilled by hope of gigantic success time and exploration Stanza Three …

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Vanity Analyzed – Subject Matter, Themes & Poetic Devices

Reading Time: 7 minutes So you want Birago Diop’s poem Vanity analyzed for your easy understanding, right? Then you have done well to visit this site. Because you will not be disappointed. This tutorial is all about a detailed analysis of Vanity, a poem by the Senegalese poet, Birago Diop. Please click here to view the full text of …

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The Complete Text of the Poem Journey of the Magi

Reading Time: 2 minutes Here is the full text of the Poem Journey of the Magi by T.S. Eliot. T.S. Eliot: Journey of the Magi Stanza One A cold coming we had of it, The ways deep and the weather sharp The very dead of winter. And the camels galled, sore-footed, refractory, Lying down in the melting snow There …

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The Full Text of the Poem The Good Morrow

Reading Time: < 1 minute John Donne: The Good Morrow First Stanza I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I Did, till we loved? Were we not weaned till then? But sucked on country pleasures, childishly Or snorted we in the Seven Sleepers’ den? ‘Twas so, but this, all pleasures fancies be If ever any beauty I did see …

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The Thematic Significance of Fofo’s Dream in Faceless

Reading Time: 3 minutes One question we cannot afford to ignore is about the thematic significance of Fofo’s dream in Amma Darko’s novel, Faceless. So I am going to describe for you the dream Fofo had bringing out its thematic significance. Fofo’s Dream Fofo has a dream as she sleeps on an old cardboard at the Agbogbloshie Market. In …

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Summary of Chapter 6 of Faceless

Reading Time: 4 minutes     This post is a summary of Chapter 6 of Faceless, a novel by Amma Darko. Two key issues that form part of Chapter 6 of Faceless by Amma Darko are: Kabria’s struggles with the reality of the maturing body of Obea, her adolescent daughter and her exposure to information about sex. Male-bashing and …

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Comment on the Friendship Between Fofo and Odarley

Reading Time: 4 minutes The friendship between Fofo and Odarley is one that is built around the following core values: shared needs emotional support shared interests trust companionship So close is the friendship between Fofo and Odarley that they do many things together. Interdependence between Fofo and Odarley As close friends, Fofo and Odarley trust and depend on each …

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The Character and Role of Fofo in Faceless

Reading Time: 7 minutes The character and role of Fofo in Faceless is one big predictable topic for both students and teachers of WASSCE Literature-i-English, isn’t it? I daresay there is no teacher nor student of Literature-in-English who wouldn’t have thought about the role of Fofo as they prepare for WASSCE, JAMB, NECO or any other examination involving Darko’s …

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The Significance of Fofo’s Dream in Faceless

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Book One, Chapter One of Faceless opens with Fofo’s dream while she sleeps on a piece of old cardboard in front of a provisions store in the Agbogbloshie market place. But before we discuss the significance of the only dream in Faceless, I would like us to quickly go over the essential details of …

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Describe the Attempts Made by Poison to Hide Baby T’s Identity

Reading Time: 4 minutes Baby T’s identity after her death remains a mystery to the people of MUTE and Harvest FM for some time. The person who goes to great lengths to hide Baby T’s identity is Poison. We shall begin this tutorial about attempts made by Poison to hide Baby T’s identity by briefly outlining the events that …

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The Role of Ms Kamame in Faceless

Reading Time: 3 minutes We are taking a close look at the role of Ms Kamame in Faceless, a novel by Amma Darko Ms Kamame is a social worker with The Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG), a Ghanaian non-governmental organization. The role of Ms Kamame in Faceless can be seen in the context of  the many social problems …

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The Character and Role of Kabria in Faceless

Reading Time: 4 minutes   In this tutorial on  the character and role of Kabria in Amma Darko’s Faceless, we will delve into the following major points. I trust that you will pay close attention to these aspects of the character called Kabria in the novel, Faceless. Below are your key points to bear in mind as you do …

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How to Get Relevant Points for Your Literature Essay

Reading Time: 6 minutes For every learner or teacher of Literature, there is an important aspect of the play or novel, or even long narrative poetry, which must never be taken lightly. I am referring to the incidents or episodes which constitute the action of the play, for example. Incidents are so important in any serious study of a …

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10 Useful Extracts from Amma Darko’s Novel, Faceless

Reading Time: 6 minutes   Are you a Literature-in-English student? Are you an independent learner preparing for WASSCE or any other examination? Are you expecting to answer one or more essay questions based on Amma Darko’s novel, Faceless? I have good news for you. It is possible to find it very easy writing a high-grade Literature essay. How? Just …

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Comment on the View That Baby T is a Victim of Social Injustice

Reading Time: 3 minutes   Amma Darko portrays Baby T as a victim of social injustice. The premature death of Baby T is clearly an avoidable one. It is the injustices in the society which this girl came to meet that bring about her sad end. There are many instances of social injustice which have conspired to end the …

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