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024 LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
(For Both School and Private Candidates)
Time: 2:30 Hours Thursday 14 th November 2013 p.m.
1. This paper consists of sections A, B, C and D.
2. Answer two (2) questions from section A and one (1) question from each of sections B, C and D.
3. Each question carries 20 marks.
4. Cellular phones are not allowed in the examination room.
5. Write your Examination Number on every page of your answer booklet(s).
SECTION A (40 Marks)
THEORIES OF LITERATURE
Answer two (2) questions from this section.
1. How does the language of literature differ from ordinary writing and speech?
2. (a) Define the following terms as used in works of literature:
(iv) Point of view
(b) Give five reasons as to why Literature should be taught as a subject to all secondary school students.
3. (a) What are the differences in each of the following terms?
(i) Litotes and understatement
(ii) Straight forward narration and flashback
(iii) Metaphorical and literal language
(iv) Onomatopoeia and metonymy
(v) Metaphor and Simile.
(b) With examples, give a brief explanation of the genres of Literature.
SECTION B (20 Marks)
Answer one (1) question from this section.
The Trials of Brother Jero - Wole Soyinka
The Swamp Dwellers - Wole Soyinka
Kinjeketile - Ibrahim Hussein
Dilemma of a Ghost - Ama Ata Aidoo
The Lion and the Jewel - Wole Soyinka
The Barbed Wire - M. Rugyendo
Dedan Kimathi - Kenneth Watene
The Government Inspector - N. Gogol
4. Plays are useful if they are acted on stage before the audience but they are not suitable when they are read silently or privately. Use two readings to justify the statement.
5. Show how the theme of corruption has been portrayed in one play of your choice
6. Some people find themselves victims of problems of their own creation. Choose one character from two plays you have read and show how they suffered as a result of the problems of their own creation.
SECTION C (20 Marks)
NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES
Tales of Amadou Koumba David Diop
Quartet Richard Rive
A Walk in the Night and Other Stories Alex La Guma
Houseboy Ferdinand Oyono
The Concubine Elechi Amadi
Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali Djibril Tamsir Niane
Secret Lives Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
The Three Solid Stones Martha Mvungi
The Old man and The Medal Ferdinand Oyono
Girls at War Chinua Achebe
Uncle Tom’s Children Richard Wright
7. Support the argument that ‘the reality of the happenings in any society is reflected in its literature’ using two readings.
8. Choose any two characters from two different novels and show why you sympathise with each of them.
9. Racism is an evil as it denies equality for human beings. Verify this statement with reference to two readings.
SECTION D (20 Marks)
TEXT: Selected poems — Tanzania Institute of Education
10. Poetry uses words with special power to express emotions, beauty and message. Use two poems to show the effective use of words in delivering the intended message.
11. Read the following poem and then answer the questions that follow:
Yet more my pain
Shall suffocate oppression
Yet more my eyes
Shall be speaking of revolt
Yet more my scars
Will be remembering the whip
Yet more your hands
Will be lifted fully armed
Yet more your strength
Shall overcome imperialism
Yet more your blood
Shall irrigate our victory
(a) Using examples, comment on language use in this poem.
(b) What three things can be learnt from this poem?
(c) Who is the enemy of the poet?
(d) How can the enemy in (c) above be overcome?
(e) Mention and show any four poetic devices used in the poem.
(f) What is the relevance of this poem to your society?
(g) What feelings do you get after reading this poem? Give a reason for each.
12. Show how the poets have used any five themes from any two poems studied under this course to deliver the intended message to the readers.
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