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These questions are based on selected poems from Ker,D. et al (eds.): New Poetry from Africa; Soyinka,(ed.): Poems of Black Africa; Selection of African Poetry; Umukoro, M et al (eds.): Exam Focus: Literature in English; Eruvbetine, A,E. et al (eds.): Longman Examination Guides and Nwoga, D.I. (eds.): West Africa Verse.

'With a running stream and a water-mill beating the darkness. And three trees on the low sky.'
In the excerpt above from Eliot's Journey of the Magi, the dominant literary device is

  • A. oxymoron
  • B. hyperbole
  • C. alliteration
  • D. personification
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3732

These questions are based on selected poems from Ker,D. et al (eds.): New Poetry from Africa; Soyinka,(ed.): Poems of Black Africa; Selection of African Poetry; Umukoro, M et al (eds.): Exam Focus: Literature in English; Eruvbetine, A,E. et al (eds.): Longman Examination Guides and Nwoga, D.I. (eds.): West Africa Verse.

The tone of Cope's Sonnet VII is generally

  • A. persuasive
  • B. optimistic
  • C. mournful
  • D. humorous
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One of the following writers is better known as  a playwright than as a novelist

  • A. C. Achebe
  • B. C. Ekwensi
  • C. W. Soyinka
  • D. J.R Clark
  • E. E.G. Okara.
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 The plot of a novel is best described as

  • A. the bare outline of the story arranged in logical order
  • B. the story in all its details
  • C. the story grossly elaborated
  • D. a summary of the story
  • E. the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
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 A narrative poem must

  • A. preach a sermon
  • B. tell a story
  • C. describe natural scenery
  • D. argue a question
  • E. propound a philosophy
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