WAEC 2019 Literature Drama & poetry Answer

DRAMA & POETRY ANSWER:

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According to the poet in the above poem, the summer has many defects unlike his beloved. In the line “Rough winds do shake the darling bad of may”; he explains that summer’s day can destroy the bud of flowers unlike his beloved. He goes on further to say that the summer is known for its extreme temperature. It could be too hot as well as too dim, hence making one uncomfortable – the sun can also be divided and hence obscure the earth.
The poet also asserts that the summer’s day is too short unlike the days of his beloved. The defects of a summer’s day no doubt leads to the withering of trees. Hence the defects of a summer’s day makes it impossible to be compared to the poet’s beloved.
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ACP YAKUBU Yakubu presented in the play as an
Assistant Commissioner of Police. He stands out as an
incorruptible and honest police officer. He withstood
pressures from his boss, the Commissioner to stop
investigating Chief’s activities at the Ministry of External Relations.

His investigations led to the arrest and prosecution of Chief, Ochuole, Madam Hoha,
the Commissioner of Police
and the corrupt Justice.
In other words ACP yakubu, laments bitterly on why the judge frees Aloho. And ACP yakubu asks Ojo to work on
the embezzlement and smuggling allegations placed against
Chief Ade Haladu-Amaka, the minister.

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(5)
Asagu Joseph as portrayed in the play is a Nigerian and
Beneatha’s hand in marriage. His role in the play
provided an international perspective on Africa. Asagi is
proud of his African heritage in that he hopes to return to
Nigeria to help bring positive charge and modern
advancement. He makes more efforts to teach
Beneathea about his heritage and identity as well. His
peaceful ways and calm manner give Beneatha an appreciation of his views even when they disagree. It is clearly seen
in the play that Asagi stands in obvious contrast to Beneatha’s other suitors.

George Muchuson,
who is an arrogant African-American and who has lost
his identity by assimilating to the white world.

Contrasted with George Murchison’s abrasive put-
downs of Beneatha and George’s insistence on retaining
his narrow-minded views, Asagai appears as Beneatha’s
savior from the potential tragedy of her eventually
becoming George’s wife.
Asagai as a custodian of
African heritage, he criticizes Beneatha’s long hair and
persuaded her to cut it just to look more of Africa and
natural.
Moreno, Asagai criticizes Beneatha for not being
independent as she claims to be because according to
him, since her dream of attending medical school is
dependent on her father’s life insurance money. Asagai
is helpful and concerned about the welfare of others. He
volunteers to assist in the move to Clybourne Park and
offers much-needed consolation and good advice to
Beneatha when she is at her lowest. He counsels
Beneatha spiritually and emotionally, helping her to get
back “on track” as she rails against her brother’s
foolishness in having lost the money.

Asagai is a motivational speaker who instills acceptable
values in Beneatha. This was shown in Beneatha’s
willingness to accept asagai’s marriage proposal and
relocate to Nigeria thereby recovering her lost identity.
He was used in the okay to make a radical point about
race.
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(9)
The poet employed rhetorical questions in the poem to express the vanity of crying and weeping Africans who are reaping what they sowed. Eg in (line 5) “who indeed will hear them without laughter?”
The poet described our complaints as ridiculous and absurd. It justifies the fact that we (the black whole) are suffering from self afflicted “torments” which could be averted by listening to our fore-fathers instructions.
Again the poet employed another rhetorical question in (line 8) ” what eyes will watch over large mouths?” This is used by the poet with sarcastic humor to show the mouth of black people weeping hopelessly and unabashedly without a comforter.
Also, “what heart will listen to our clamouring”? in(line 11) he is of the opinion that life and it’s adverse challenges more subjected us to “clamouring” and “pitiful anger” so much that it has grown like a tumor in the womb.
“What ear to our pitiful anger” in(line 12) is another rhetorical question employed by the poet to show the sense of self pity which can only earn the contempt of others. In another way the poet used “pitiful anger” to represent a punny feeling of anger which has an unpleasant effect on them and makes other to look at them with pity.
Finally in (line 30) “what ear to our sobbing hearts”?. This by all indication and in a nutshell shows the rational behind our weeping and crying today is the resultant effects of our negligence in ramifications.

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SECTION D

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In “Birches”, Robert Frost uses imagery and analogies as a way of conveying his message. Frost’s use of imagery and analogies are used in the themes of nature, analogies, and imagination. Frost uses imagery throughout the poem to create a vivid image of how he imagines the Birches to be. His use of comparisons enables the reader to view the Birches in numerous perspectives. His use of imagery and metaphors are appealing because they are pragmatic, and create a clear image for the reader.
Nature is an important theme in every frost poem. Nature usually symbolizes age or other things throughout Frost’s poems. In lines 5-10 it says, “Often you must have seen them loaded with ice a sunny winter morning after a rain. They click upon themselves.

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