WASSCE Literature

How to Define Poetic Devices and Types of Poetry

Reading Time: 6 minutes This post is a  simple guide to assist you to define poetic devices. But be warned that it is devoted to the definitions of the less common poetic devices. So you will not find such terms as metaphor, simile or personification here. You will find the definitions of the various types of poetry as well …

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How to Write A Poetry Analysis Essay

Reading Time: 3 minutes The difference between a good poetry analysis essay and a bad one is not too difficult to find. You and I know that the last type of essay you want to write in any Literature test is the bad one. So let’s not get negative talking about the things that make a poetry essay terrible. …

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Summary and Analysis of Raider of the Treasure Trove

Reading Time: 3 minutes In this WASSCE Literature-in-English tutorial,you will find a complete summary of Lade Wosornu’s poem, Raider of the Treasure Trove. Trust me to lead you to the subject and the meaning of Raider of the Treasure Trove. We shall also do a detailed analysis of Raider of the Treasure Trove. However, let’s begin with the full …

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Character and Role of The Commissioner of Police in Harvest of Corruption

Reading Time: 3 minutes I seriously think you should begin taking a closer look at the character and role of the Commissioner of Police in Harvest of Corruption. You are not alone if you keep wondering if there is much for anyone to say about the character of the Commissioner of Police in Harvest of Corruption. Personally, I was …

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Subject Matter of “Song of The Women of My Land”

Reading Time: 4 minutes Today you will have a summary of the subject matter of “Song of the Women of My Land” This post is about the subject matter or the meaning of Oumar Farouk Sesay’s poem, Song of the Women of My Land. “Song of the Women of My Land” explores the poet’s concerns about the way his …

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The Subject Matter of “The Leader and the Led”

Reading Time: 4 minutes This post will give you a summary of the subject matter of Niyi Osundare’s poem, “The Leader and the Led”. It is all about the meaning of The Leader and the Led. “The Leader and the Led” is just one of the many poems written by the renowned Nigerian poet, Niyi Osundare. Without further ado, …

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Unseen Prose Past Questions and Answers – WASSCE Literature

Reading Time: 14 minutes Unseen prose is an essential part of the WAEC/WASSCE Literature-in-English question paper. This is why I have taken the trouble just to do you this singular favour. We are going far back into the past to dig out some of the most outstanding WASSCE Literature unseen prose questions the people at WAEC have ever set. …

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Literature Past Questions for WASSCE 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes You definitely need your Literature past questions in order to prepare sufficiently for the May/June WASSCE. You are in the same soup if yours is the NOV/DEC WASSCE in 2020. Knowing this, I have decided to compile for you a good number of WAEC/WASSCE Literature-in-English questions. They are the questions that came up in the …

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How to Answer “Relate the Title to the Theme” Questions in Literature

Reading Time: 4 minutes You must be familiar with the WAEC/WASSCE Literature in English (Poetry) question which asks you to relate the title to the theme. I want to teach you how to answer this mostly repeated type of WAEC/WASSCE Literature-in-English essay question under Poetry. It does not really matter whether the type of WASSCE Poetry question falls under …

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The Panic of Growing Older by Lenrie Peters

Reading Time: < 1 minute Here is the full text of the poem The Panic of Growing Older by the Gambian poet, Lenrie Peters. You can also read the complete analysis of the poem, The Panic of Growing Older. LENRIE PETERS: THE PANIC OF GROWING OLDER Stanza One The panic of growing older spreads fluttering winds from year to year …

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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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Journey of the Magi Analyzed – Subject Matter, Themes & Poetic Devices

Reading Time: 5 minutes Topic: Journey of the Magi Analyzed – Subject Matter, Themes and Poetic Devices This tutorial is meant to give you a complete analysis of the poem Journey of the Magi. You will know the subject matter, the themes and poetic devices in T.S. Eliot’s poem, Journey of the Magi. Remember that Journey of the Magi …

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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 Good Morrow Analyzed – Subject Matter, Themes & Poetic Devices

Reading Time: 3 minutes Let’s do an in depth analysis of The Good Morrow, a poem by the metaphysical poet, John Donne. This tutorial will help you to get a proper understanding of the subject matter, themes and poetic devices in John Donne’s poem The Good Morrow. Background Information The setting of this monologue is an early morning. This …

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