Literature in English 2015 JAMB Past Questions

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This question is based on William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

In Romeo and Juliet, use the excerpt below to answer this question
'.... So tedious is this day
As is the night before some festival
To an important child that hath them.
new robes and may not wear.
The literary device used in the excerpt is

  • A. simile
  • B. metaphor
  • C. Oxymoron
  • D. apostrophe
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2
This question is based on General literacy principles

A literary genre which directly imitates human action is
  • A. drama
  • B. comedy
  • C. prose
  • D. poetry
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3
The use of two contrasting words that are placed side by side is called
  • A. prologue
  • B. oxymoron
  • C. apostrophe
  • D. costume
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4
This question is based on General literacy principles

In literacy work, verbal irony refers to a
  • A. device in which the speaker means the opposite of what he says
  • B. situation in which a character speaks or acts against the trends of events
  • C. difficult situation which defies a logical or national resolution
  • D. device in which the actor on stage means exactly what he says
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5
A speech or writing used to praise a person or a thing for past or present deeds is
  • A. eulogy
  • B. synecdoche
  • C. epigram
  • D. epilogue
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