WASSCE Literature

Vanity: A Poem by Birago Diop

Reading Time: < 1 minute Birago Diop: Vanity If we tell, gently, gently, All that we shall one day have to tell, Who then will hear our voices without laughter, Sad, complaining voices of beggars, Who indeed will hear them without laughter? If we cry roughly of our torments, Ever increasing from the start of things, What eyes will watch …

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The Dining Table: A Poem by Gbanabom Hallowell

Reading Time: < 1 minute Gbanabom Hallowell: The Dining Table Dinner tonight comes with gun wounds. Our desert tongues lick the vegetable blood – the pepper strong enough to push scorpions up our heads. Guests look into the oceans of bowls as vegetables die on their tongues. The table that gathers us is an island where guerrillas walk the land …

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6 Types of Imagery in Literature

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Imagery refers to the use of figurative or non-figurative language to present actions, objects or ideas in ways that appeal to our senses of hearing, sight, smell, touch, and taste. Such figures of speech as simile, metaphor, personification, onomatopoeia and so on are the vehicle through which imagery is invoked. 1. Kinesthesia or Kinesthetic …

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Chapter Summaries of Faceless: Chapter One

Reading Time: 2 minutes   I present to you a summary of Chapter One of Amma Darko’s novel, Faceless. Poison’s unsuccessful attempt to rape Fofo Three significant incidents to note in chapter one of Amma Darko’s novel, Faceless, are Fofo’s dream of a comfortable life Poison’s unsuccessful attempt to rape Fofo Fofo and Odarley’s visit to the rubbish dump …

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The Anvil and the Hammer Analyzed: Subject Matter,Themes and Poetic Devices

Reading Time: 7 minutes This tutorial is an in-depth analysis of The Anvil and the Hammer, a poem by the Ghanaian poet, Kofi Awoonor. We are going to look at the poetic devices and themes in the poem, The Anvil and the Hammer. I will show you possible questions and answer points on The Anvil and the Hammer. Basically, …

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Extract from Faceless on the Relationship between Maa Tsuru and Fofo

Reading Time: 8 minutes   I present to you a very important extract from Chapter Three of Amma Darko’s novel, Faceless.  This extract from Faceless, a novel by Amma Darko, is about an incident which vividly plays out the tense relationship between the character named Maa Tsuru and her daughter, Fofo. PDF Download You can have your PDF COPY …

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The Meanings of 54 Literary Terms Associated with Prose

Reading Time: 7 minutes   Every serious Literature student should know the following literary terms and concepts specifically related to prose. PROSE: Prose is the ordinary non-metrical form of a written or spoken language. It is made up of narrative prose, scientific prose and emotive prose. NARRATIVE PROSE: Narrative prose describes things or events. Examples of narrative prose are …

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Scene One Summary of Harvest of Corruption

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Here is what is arguably the clearest and most comprehensive summary of scene one of the play, Harvest of Corruption by the Nigerian playwright, Frank Ogodo Ogbeche. Harvest of Corruption: Summary of Scene One We meet Aloho and Ochuole in Jabu, the political and administrative capital of an imaginary country called Jacassa. They are …

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Scene Two Summary of Harvest of Corruption

Reading Time: 2 minutes   This is the scene-by-scene summary of Frank Ogodo Ogbeche’s play, Harvest of Corruption, that you have been searching for. Scene Two Summary, Harvest of Corruption Chief visits the Commissioner of Police in his office. The Commissioner cautions Chief to be careful about the way he carries out his nefarious activities. He is increasingly getting …

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Scene Three Summary of Harvest of Corruption

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Harvest of Corruption: Summary of Scene Three Scene Three is about the longest of all the eight scenes making up the play, Harvest of Corruption by Frank Ogodo Ogbeche. Scene Three of Harvest of Corruption opens with Ochuole taking Aloho to the office of Chief Haladu Ade-Amaka, the Minister of External Relations. The purpose …

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Faceless: The Character and Role of Maa Tsuru

Reading Time: 6 minutes   We are going to take a very close look at the character called Maa Tsuru in Faceless, a novel by Amma Darko. Faceless happens to be one of the two novels in the African Prose Section of the WAEC Literature-in-English syllabus for both school and private candidates. The years 2019 and 2020 are the …

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Harvest of Corruption: To What Extent is Aloho Responsible for Her Troubles?

Reading Time: 3 minutes   I will be discussing in this brief tutorial the extent to which Aloho can be held personally responsible for her troubles in the play, Harvest of Corruption. One question that is bound to crop up in any critical discussion of Frank Ogodo Ogbeche’s play, Harvest of Corruption is this: Can the main character, Aloho, …

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The Character and Role of Aloho in Frank Ogodo Ogbeche’s Play, Harvest of Corruption

Reading Time: 6 minutes   Let us now take a detailed look at the character and role of the character called Aloho in the play, Harvest of Corruption by Frank Ogodo Ogbeche. Aloho’s physical attributes She is a slim young woman Aloho is dark-skinned She is of medium height, about 4 feet, 6 inches tall Aloho’s Social and economic …

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Top 78 Possible WASSCE Questions On Amma Darko’s Novel, Faceless

Reading Time: 4 minutes Here is your world bank of likely examination questions on Amma Darko’s novel, Faceless. I urge you to discuss in groups and actively write answers on as many of the questions as possible. Must Read: Harvest of Corruption Summarized Likely examination questions on Harvest of Corruption by Frank Ogodo Ogbeche The Anvil and the Hammer …

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The Roles of Sylv Po and Harvest FM in Faceless

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hello. You are about to enjoy an important tutorial on the roles of Harvest FM and Sylv Po in the development of the plot and themes in the novel, Faceless. Harvest FM and Sylv Po can hardly be separated in Amma Darko’s novel, Faceless. One reason for this is that the character Sylv Po is …

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