EXTRACTED LITERARY TERMS AND CONCEPTS FOR WAEC/NECO LITERATURE EXAMS (3)

MASON COLLEGE & PASS TUTORIAL COLLEGE,FESTAC,LAGOS

 EXTRACTED LITERARY TERMS AND CONCEPTS FOR WAEC/NECO LITERATURE EXAMS (3) Mason College senior student showing other students how to perform…

1.1             General Principles

Literary appreciation is concerned with the acquisition of the artistic skills needed to react instantaneously to any literary work in the various genres of poetry, prose and drama. Although there are specific skills needed for each genre, there are also basic principles and concepts which cut across the genres. Regardless of the genre, literary appreciation is a test of comprehension and analysis of the theme, subject-matter, the use of figurative and non-figurative language, as well as the Structural features of a given passage. The objective is to determine the total impact of the excerpt in question. A figure of speech is any departure from the literal (i.e. ordinary) use of word or phrase. Some of the commonest figures of speech or imagery which cut across genres are as listed below:

a)      Simile

A simile is a figure…

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