2019 Waec Literature In English Drama Answers

2019 Waec English Answers - May/June Expo

LITERATURE ANSWERS

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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. He became very angry when his boss treates matters with levity. His actions ensures that the culprits are brought to book. His persistence in maintaining and upholding his integrity makes him a good officer.

No 5

One of Beneatha’s fellow students and one of her suitors, Asagai is from Nigeria, and throughout the play he provides an international perspective. Proud of his African heritage, he hopes to return to Nigeria to help bring about positive change and modern advancements. He tries to teach Beneatha about her heritage as well. He stands in obvious contrast to Beneatha’s other suitor, George Murchison, who is an arrogant African-American who has succeeded in life by assimilating to the white world.

Though Asagai criticizes Beneatha a few times in the play, he seems to do so out of a desire to help her. He criticizes her straightened hair, which resembles Caucasian hair, and persuades her to cut it and keep a more natural, more African look. He criticizes her independent views, but seemingly only to give her new energy and strength. His final criticism of Beneatha—that she is not as independent as she believes herself to be because her dream of attending medical school is bound up in the insurance money from her father’s death and her reliance on Walter’s investing schemes—further helps to open Beneatha’s eyes to the necessity of probing her own existence and identity. The text’s implication that Beneatha intends to accept Asagai’s proposal of marriage and move to Nigeria with him suggests that he is, in a way, a savior for her.

Question 9

The poet use of rhetorical question point out the poet extensive use of style of question which does not require an answer. The poet use rhetorical question beginning from stanza one is indirectly states the fact if which much ended talk is not openly and exactly tone. He complain about the futune as sad experience but very laughable.

“Who indeed will hear them whithout laughter?”

The use of rhetorical question by the poet in stanza two states also that, if we merely cry, because so many people do for so long no one can comphrend. And for the fact that, if one disobeyed his ancestor what is the outcome. The poet cry out loud;

“What eyes will watch our large mouth” this statement was repeated twice. It show how people cry without remose

These questions unpretentiously foretell the consequences of the current reality. The rhetorical question goes along with the conditional clause. This fact shows the neglecting ways where the people treated their gods. This shows that the poet is challenging the renegades of the conscious of other westernized Africa.

“In the back depth of our plaintive throats”.

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According to the poet in the above poet, the summer has many defects unlike his beloved. In other words proceeds to outline the ways in which she actually exceeds it. First, he says that a summer day is actually not as lovely or temperate as she is. Sometimes “Rough winds shake the darling buds” and “summer’s lease hath all too short a date”; in other words, summer can be somewhat extreme, even volatile, and it does not last very long because it eventually gives way to autumn. Further, sometimes summer can be “too hot” and then, other times, the sun goes away for a long time (when “his gold complexion” is “dimm’d”). Furthermore, nature’s beauty has a way of “declin[ing]” as time passes. The speaker’s love, on the other hand, lives in an “eternal summer” because her beauty will never die; he has immortalized her and her beauty in these lines, and so she is better than literal summer. Hence the defects of the summer is day makes it impossible to be compared to the poet beloved.

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