Literature in English

The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) syllabus was used to design this course. The course content is also relevant for other exams, such as the National Examination Council (NECO) exams, the West African Examination Council (WEAC) exams, and the General Certificate of Education (GCE) exams.

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Literature in English

The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) syllabus was used to design this course. The course content is also relevant for other exams, such as the National Examination Council (NECO) exams, the West African Examination Council (WEAC) exams, and the General Certificate of Education (GCE) exams.

Kayode komolefe

Kayode komolefe

Course Instructor

  1. In this course, we will teach you how to understand exam questions, so you’re able to give the right answers. No matter how good an answer is, it must be able to address the requirements of the question asked. Examiners like JAMB love to ask questions with similar answer options, as a way of keeping standards in line. We will teach you how to deal with this and we will also be in the Course Forum to answer any more questions you may have.
Nwite Jacob Obinna

Nwite Jacob Obinna

Assistant Course Instructor

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, candidates should be able to:

 stimulate and sustain their interest in Literature in English;
 create an awareness of the general principles of Literature and functions of language;
 appreciate literary works of all genres and across all cultures;
 apply the knowledge of Literature in English to the analysis of social, political and
economic events in the society.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, candidates should be able to:

 stimulate and sustain their interest in Literature in English;
 create an awareness of the general principles of Literature and functions of language;
 appreciate literary works of all genres and across all cultures;
 apply the knowledge of Literature in English to the analysis of social, political and
economic events in the society.

Course Syllabus

DRAMA

a. Types:
i. Tragedy
ii. Comedy
iii. Tragicomedy
iv. Melodrama
v. Farce
vi. Opera etc.
b. Dramatic Techniques
i. Characterisation
ii. Dialogue
iii. Flashback
iv. Mime
v. Costume
vi. Music/Dance
vii. Décor/scenery
viii. Acts/Scenes
ix. Soliloquy/aside
x. Lighting etc.
c. Interpretation of the Prescribed
Texts
i. Theme
ii. Plot
iii. Socio-political context
iv. Setting

PROSE

a. Types:
i. Fiction
 Novel
 Novella/Novelette
 Short story
ii. Non-fiction
 Biography
 Autobiography
 Memoir
iii. Faction: combination of fact and
fiction
b. Narrative Techniques/Devices:
i. Point of view
 Omniscent/Third Person
 First Person
ii. Characterisation
 Round, flat, foil, hero,
antihero, etc
iii. Language
c. Textual Analysis
i. Theme
ii. Plot
iii. Setting (Temporal/Spatial)
iv. Socio-political context

POETRY

a. Types:
i. Sonnet
ii. Ode
iii. Lyrics
iv. Elegy
v. Ballad
vi. Panegyric
vii. Epic
viii. Blank Verse, etc.

b. Poetic devices
i. Structure
ii. Imagery
iii. Sound(Rhyme/Rhythm,
repetition, pun, onomatopoeia,
etc.)
iv. Diction
v. Persona
c. Appreciation
i. Thematic preoccupation
ii. Socio-political relevance
iii. Style.

GENERAL LITERARY PRINCIPLES

a. Literary terms:
foreshadowing, suspense, theatre,
monologue, dialogue, soliloquy,
symbolism, protagonist, antagonist,
figures of speech, satire, stream of
consciousness, synecdoche,
metonymy, etc,
in addition to those listed above under
the different genres.
b. Literary principles
i. Direct imitation in play;
ii. Versification in drama and
poetry;
iii. Narration of people’s
experiences;
iv. Achievement of aesthetic value,
etc.
c. Relationship between literary terms
and principles.

LITERARY APPRECIATION

Unseen passages/extracts from Drama,
Prose and Poetry

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