Senior High School Literature

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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The Character and Role of Ochuole in Harvest of Corruption

Reading Time: 5 minutes Hello. This tutorial is designed for one key purpose. It is meant to provide you with a full assessment of the character and role of Ochuole in Frank Ogodo Ogbeche’s play,  Harvest of Corruption. Let’s set the ball rolling with the main attributes of the character called Ochuole in Harvest of Corruption.   The character …

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The Aspects of Character Every Literature Student Should Know

Reading Time: 4 minutes   In this tutorial, I will take you through aspects of character and characterization techniques writers employ to bring their literary figures to life. I will also show you how to easily find and add the ideas that will make your literature essay on a character a high-grade one. Here we go! What is a …

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What Are the Functions of Literature?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Literature is about life. Literature is about people, be they individuals or groups of individuals. Literature is all about the places and environments in which people live, work and interact with one another. Literature is about the actions of real people like you and me. In fact, literature is about the motives behind those actions. …

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Vital Aspects of the WASSCE Literature-in-English Syllabus

Reading Time: < 1 minute Let’s take a look at the key aspects of the WASSCE Literature-in-English syllabus. The following are the major elements of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) Literature-in-English (Elective) Syllabus/Paper Papers 3 and 1 (combined) You shall take these two papers together at the first sitting. Paper 3 (African and No-African Prose) You shall …

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How to Identify the Theme in a Novel

Reading Time: 3 minutes   I’m about to show you how to identify the theme or themes in a literary work. Do you find it a major challenge finding the theme in a novel and/or discussing it in the desired detail in a literature essay? You need not to worry anymore. In a straightforward manner, I will now show …

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The Character and Role of Bigger Thomas in Native Son

Reading Time: 4 minutes Assess the Character and Role of Bigger Thomas in Richard Wright’s Novel, Native Son. Here are the key points you must include in an essay on the character and role of Bigger Thomas in the novel, Native Son, by Richard Wright. And here is the format I suggest your essay should follow. The character of …

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The Themes of Crime and Violence in Richard Wright’s Native Son

Reading Time: 3 minutes Here is a point-by-point discussion of the theme of violence in Richard Wright’s novel, Native Son. You will find this post extremely useful if you are preparing to write an essay on any aspect of the novel, Native Son. So here we go … In Richard Wright’s novel, Native Son, black male characters like Bigger …

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Discuss the Theme of Racial Inequality in Native Son

Reading Time: 5 minutes   In this post, I present to you a step by step discussion of the theme of racial inequality in Native Son, a novel by the African-American writer, Richard Wright. For the sake of simplicity, the discussion is divided into sections under the following sub-headings. One piece of advice … You will do well when …

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Native Son: The Theme of Power

Reading Time: 5 minutes Discuss the role power plays in Richard Wright’s novel, Native Son. In Native Son, we see a society divided on the lines of those who have power and those who are denied power. Related: The role of Creamy in Amma Darko’s novel, Faceless In this post, I will be looking at the theme of power …

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How Bigger Thomas Contributes to the Theme of Fear in Native Son

Reading Time: 3 minutes   Bigger Thomas plays a major role in our understanding of the theme of fear in Richard Wright’s Native Son. Here is how Bigger Thomas helps the reader through his utterances, actions, and experiences to appreciate more the theme of fear in the novel, Native Son. In Richard Wright’s novel, Native Son, black youth like …

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5 Examples of the Use of Symbols in Amma Darko’s Novel, Faceless

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Here are five examples of how Amma Darko makes use of symbolism in her novel, Faceless. 1. The blue Rasta kiosk and the clean-shaven body of Baby T Amma Darko makes reference to the blue Rasta kiosk on several occasions as the place where Baby T’s clean-shaven body is found lying naked. In the …

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The Role of Women in Amma Darko’s Novel, Faceless

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Comment on Amma Darko’s Faceless as a feminist novel. What role do women and girls play in Amma Darko’s novel, Faceless? Now I present to you some key points to help you answer with ease the above possible questions (or other related ones) on the novel, Faceless. You may like also: Savings alone won’t …

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The Schoolboy: A Poem by William Blake

Reading Time: < 1 minute William Blake: The Schoolboy I love to rise in the summer morn, When the birds sing on every tree; The distant huntsman winds his horn, And the skylark sings with me. O! What sweet company. But to go to school in a summer morn, O! it drives all joy away; Under a cruel eye outworn. …

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The Pulley: A Poem by George Herbert

Reading Time: < 1 minute George Herbert: The Pulley When God at first made man, Having a glass of blessing standing by, Let us, said he, pour on him all we can, Let the world’s riches, which dispersed lie, Contract into a span. So strength first made way, Then bounty flowed, then wisdom, honour, pleasure, When almost all was out, …

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