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JAMB Syllabus for Literature in English 2020

Bellow is the JAMB 2020 syllabus for Literature in English These course objectives are as follows: 1. Stimulate and sustain their interest in Literature in English; 2. Create an awareness of the general principles of Literature and functions of language; 3. Appreciate literary works of all genres and across all cultures; 4. Apply the knowledge of Literature in English to the analysis of social, political and economic events in the society.

1. DRAMA

Topics: 1. Types:

  • Tragedy
  • Comedy
  • Tragicomedy
  • Melodrama
  • Farce
  • Opera etc.

2. Dramatic Techniques

  • Characterisation
  • Dialogue
  • Flashback
  • Mime
  • Costume
  • Music/Dance
  • Decor/scenery
  • Acts/Scenes
  • Soliloquy/aside
  • Lighting etc.

3. Interpretation of the Prescribed Texts

  • Theme
  • Plot
  • Socio-political context
  • Setting

Objectives: Candidates should be able to:

  • Identify the various types of drama;
  • Analyse the contents of the various types of drama;
  • Compare and contrast the features of different dramatic types;
  • Demonstrate adequate knowledge of dramatic techniques used in each prescribed text;
  • Differentiate between styles of selected playwrights;
  • Determine the theme of any prescribed text;
  • Identify the plot of the play;
  • Apply the lessons of the play to everyday living
  • Identify the spatial and temporal setting of the play.

2. PROSE

1.Types:

  •  Fiction – Novel – Novella/Novelette – Short story
  • Non-fiction – Biography – Autobiography – Memoir
  • Faction: combination of fact and fiction

2. Narrative Techniques/Devices:

  • Point of view – Omniscent/Third Person – First Person
  • Characterisation – Round, flat, foil, hero, antihero, etc
  • Language

3. Textual Analysis

  • Theme
  • Plot
  • Setting (Temporal/Spatial)
  • Socio-political context

Objectives:  Candidates should be able to:

  • Differentiate between types of prose;
  • Identify the category that each prescribed text belongs to;
  • Analyse the components of each type of prose;
  • Identify the narrative techniques used in each of the prescribed texts;
  • Determine an author’s narrative style;
  • Distinguish between one type of character from another;
  • Determine the thematic pre-occupation of the author of the prescribed text;
  • Indicate the plot of the novel; identify the temporal and spatial setting of the novel.
  • Identify the temporal and spatial setting of the novel
  • Relate the prescribed text to real life situations.

3. POETRY

Topics: 1. Types:

  • Sonnet
  • Ode
  • Lyrics
  • Elegy
  • Ballad
  • Panegyric
  • Epic
  • Blank Verse, etc.

2. Poetic devices

  • Structure
  • Imagery
  • Sound(Rhyme/Rhythm, repetition, pun, onomatopoeia, etc.)
  • Diction
  • Persona

3. Appreciation

  • Thematic preoccupation
  • Socio-political relevance
  • Style.

Objectives: Candidates should be able to:

  • Identify different types of poetry;
  • Compare and contrast the features of different poetic types:
  • Determine the devices used by various poets;
  • Show how poetic devices are used for aesthetic effect in each poem;
  • Deduce the poet’s preoccupation from the poem;
  • Appraise poetry as an art with moral values;
  • Apply the lessons from the poem to real life situations.

4. GENERAL LITERARY PRINCIPLES

Topics:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Relationship between literary terms and principles.

Objectives: Candidates should be able to:

  • Identify literary terms in drama, prose and poetry;
  • Identify the general principles of Literature;
  • Differentiate between literary terms and principles;
  • Use literary terms appropriately.

5. LITERARY APPRECIATION

Topics:

  • Unseen passages/extracts from Drama, Prose and Poetry.

Objectives: Candidates should be able to:

  • Determine literary devices used in a given passage/extract;
  • Provide a meaningful inter-pretation of the given passage/extract;
  • Relate the extract to true life experiences.

UTME HARMONIZED PRESCRIBED TEXT BOOKS (LITERATURE IN ENGLISH) 2016-2019

Drama:

African:

  •  Frank Ogodo Ogbeche : Harvest of Corruption

Non African:

  • William Shakespeare : Othello

Prose: African:

  • Amma Darko : Faceless
  • Bayo Adebowale : Lonely Days

Non-African:

  • Richard Wright : Native Son

Poetry: African:

  • Birago Diop : Vanity
  • Gbemisola Adeoti : Ambush
  • Gabriel Okara : Piano and Drums
  •  Gbanabam Hallowell : The Dining Table
  • Lenrie Peter : The Panic of Growing Older
  • Kofi Awoonor : The Anvil and the Hammer

Non African:

  • Alfred Tennyson : Crossing the Bar
  • George Herbert : The Pulley
  • William Blake : The School Boy
  • William Morris : The Proud King

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  1. ANTHOLOGIES Gbemisola, A. (2005)Naked Soles, Ibadan: Kraft Hayward, J. (ed.) (1968) The Penguin Book of English Verse, London: Penguin Johnson, R. et al (eds.) (1996) New Poetry from Africa, Ibadan: UP Plc Kermode, F. et al (1964) Oxford Anthology of English Literature, Vol. II, London: OUP Nwoga D. (ed.) (1967) West African Verse, London: Longman Senanu, K. E. and Vincent, T. (eds.) (1993) A Selection of African Poetry, Lagos: Longman Soyinka, W. (ed.) (1987) Poems of Black Africa, Ibadan: Heinemann2. CRITICAL TEXTS Abrams, M. H. (1981) A Glossary of Literary Terms, (4th Edition) New York, Holt Rinehalt and Winston Emeaba, O. E. (1982) A Dictionary of Literature, Aba: Inteks Press Murphy, M. J. (1972) Understanding Unseen, An Introduction to English Poetry and English Novel for Overseas Students, George Allen and Unwin Ltd.

How to Score very High on JAMB 2020

The following will help you to Pass JAMB Successfully

Time Management

Time management is very vital as long as JAMB Literature in English is concerned. Do not waste all your time trying to answer just a question, you have a lot to answer. Many candidates are fond of abandoning the allocated time only to discover that they are harming themselves. You need time to answer Literature in English questions.

Read the questions Carefully

The instructions on the questions paper are for you, kindly read it carefully to be at the right side during the Examination. Doing what you are asked to do is the first step to JAMB Literature in English success.

Use JAMB Past Questions

JAMB questions are not far from past questions. Make good use of the past question inorder to pass very well

Use the JAMB Syllabus

The syllabus is there for you, make good use of it. The questions will come from the syllabus. The syllabus is JAMB focus.

Practice with JAMB CBT Software

Practicing with JAMB CBT software will help and boost your confidence towards the real exams. Do constant practice and you will find the exams very simple. I hope the JAMB 2020/2021 Syllabus for Literature in English was very useful, kindly share it with friends.

Read the Exams Questions Carefully before attempting to provide answers. This is very important because it will help you to understand the question better. Some students do not spend time to read questions and as a result, provide wrong answers even when they know the right ones.

Read and Follow the Exams instructions

The instructions on the questions paper are for you, kindly read it carefully to be at the right side during the Examination. Doing what you are asked to do is the first step to JAMB Literature in English success.

Use JAMB Past Questions

JAMB questions are not far from past questions. Make good use of the past question inorder to pass very well

Use the JAMB Syllabus

The syllabus is there for you, make good use of it. The questions will come from the syllabus. The syllabus is JAMB focus.

Practice with JAMB CBT Software

Practicing with JAMB CBT software will help and boost your confidence towards the real exams. Do constant practice and you will find the exams very simple. I hope the JAMB 2020/2021 Syllabus for Literature in English was very useful, kindly share it with friends.

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