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Question 1 Literature in English | WAEC/GCE (2018)
A
Protagonist 
B
Narrator 
C
Villain 
D
Antagonist 
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A protagonist (from Ancient Greek πρωταγωνιστς (protagonistes), meaning 'one who plays the first part, chief actor') is the leading character of a story. The protagonist is at the center of the story, makes the key decisions, and experiences the consequences of those decisions.


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A
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Question 2 Literature in English | WAEC/GCE (2018)
A
Farce 
B
Mime 
C
Slapstick 
D
Burlesque 
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conveyance of a story by bodily or facial movements especially in drama or dance.

 the art or genre of conveying a story by bodily movements only.


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B
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Question 4 Literature in English | WAEC/GCE (2018)
A
Comedy 
B
Farce 
C
Pantomime 
D
Tragedy 
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In the simplest terms, Aristotle defined tragedy as a form of drama whose plot is centered on human suffering for the purpose of evoking feelings of pity and fear in the audience.


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D
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Question 5 Literature in English | WAEC/GCE (2018)
A
A sestet 
B
An octave 
C
Two sestets 
D
Three quatrains 
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The English sonnet (also called the Shakespearean sonnet after its foremost practitioner) comprises three quatrains and a final couplet, rhyming ababcdcdefefgg. An important variant of this is the Spenserian sonnet (introduced by the Elizabethan poet Edmund Spenser), which links the three quatrains by rhyme, in the sequence ababbabccdcdee. In either form, the 'turn' comes with the final couplet, which may sometimes achieve the neatness of an epigram.


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D
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Question 6 Literature in English | WAEC/GCE (2018)
A
Synecdoche 
B
Oxymoron 
C
Metonymy 
D
Litotes 
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Oxymoron: a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction , as in “cruel kindness” or “to make haste slowly.”


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B
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Question 7 Literature in English | WAEC/GCE (2018)
A
Musical 
B
Curtain Call 
C
Intermission 
D
Introduction 
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A curtain call (often known as a walkdown or a final bow) occurs at the end of a performance when individuals return to the stage to be recognized by the audience for their performance. In musical theatre, the performers typically recognize the orchestra and its conductor at the end of the curtain call.


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B
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Question 8 Literature in English | WAEC/GCE (2018)
A
Style 
B
Syntax 
C
Rhythm 
D
Words 
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Diction can be defined as style of speaking or writing, determined by the choice of words by a speaker or a writer. Diction, or choice of words, often separates good writing from bad writing.


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D
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Question 9 Literature in English | WAEC/GCE (2018)
A
A dirge 
B
An ode 
C
An epic 
D
A pastoral 
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country life - a poem, the pastoral and the pretender. It was originally composed to be a companion poem to, Il Penseroso, whichcelebrates a life of melancholy and solitude.


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D
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Question 10 Literature in English | WAEC/GCE (2018)
A
Epitaph 
B
Epigram 
C
Apostrophe 
D
Allusion 
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In poetry, an apostrophe is a figure of speech in which the poet addresses an absent person, an abstract idea, or a thing. 


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C
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