ANALYSIS OF ALL READINGS (PLAY, NOVEL & POETRY) – FORM 3 – 4

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ANALYSIS OF ALL READINGS (PLAY, NOVEL & POETRY) – FORM 3 – 4

ANALYSIS OF ALL READINGS based on WRITTEN LITERATURE. WRITTEN LITERATURE: This is the type of literature which represents the human social realities in written form.

In most of African societies written literature came after the invention of writings.

Before that Oral literature was dominant because the societies were illiterate.

GENRES OF WRITTEN LITERATURE.

A genre is a term used in literature when referring to the style which involves a set of characteristics.

In literature genres is used to mean the categories of written literature which have some set of differing characteristics.

Therefore, the term genre is French in origin, which denotes types or classes of literature.

Written literature has three genres

A. Novel,

B. Play

C. Poetry.

A. NOVELS.

A novel is a kind of literary work which is written in prose from. An example of a novel is Unanswered Cries by Osman Conteh

NOVEL AND SHORT STORY.

A Novel is a prose fiction with a considerable length taking some fictional or imaginary characters and events. In most cases novels are very long, when they become short are called Novella.

Features of a Novel.

-They are long

-They take some illustrations on top of the covering paper

-They are sequential stories.

-They are divided into chapters

-They are told in monologue

-They take many characters

-They take many events

ANALYSIS OF ALL READINGS (PLAY, NOVEL & POETRY) - FORM 3 - 4

B. PLAY/DRAMA.

A Play is a piece of writing which is designed in the way that it can be acted on stage before the audience.

OR- It is a piece of writing which is intended to be acted in a theatre.

Features of Play.

-They are short

-They have some illustrations on top the cover

-They have few Characters

-They take spectacles

-They encompass music

-They have stage direction

-They take few events

-They are told in dialogue

-They divide events into acts and scenes

ANALYSIS OF ALL READINGS (PLAY, NOVEL & POETRY) - FORM 3 - 4

C. POETRY.

Poetry is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language to evoke meaning in portraying the human social realities.

On the other hand, Poetry is the type of literature which uses beautiful, creative and imaginary language in portraying human daily social realities.

FEATURES OF GOOD POETRY.

i) It is rich in figures of speech.

ii) It evokes emotions.

iii) It is made of verses and stanza.

iv) It is made in rhymes and rhythms.

v) It meant to be sung.

vi) It gives moral lessons.

NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES

1. Unanswered Cries – Osman Conteh
2. Passed Like a Shadow – B.M Mapalala
3. Weep Not, Child – Ngugi wa Thiong’o
4. The Interview – P. Ngugi
5. A Wreath for  Fr Mayor – S.N Ndunguru
6. Spared – S.N Ndunguru

PLAYS

1. Three Suitors: One Husband – O. Mbia
2. The Lion and the Jewel – W. Soyinka
3. This Time Tomorrow – Ngugi wa Thiong’o
4. The Black Hermit – Ngugi wa Thiong’o

POETRY

1. Song of Lawino Lawino and Ocol – O. P’ Bitek
2. Summons – R. Mabala
3. Growing Up with Poetry – D. Rubadiri
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