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Literature in English JAMB Syllable 2024

JAMB SYLLABLE FOR ALL COURSES

JAMB SYLLABLE FOR ALL COURSES

JAMB SYLLABLE FOR LITERATURE IN ENGLISH

JAMB SYLLABLE FOR LITERATURE IN ENGLISH.The aim of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination syllabus is to prepare the candidates for the Board’s examination. It is designed to test their achievement of the course objectives. In this article.  I will be giving you a complete list of jamb syllables for all courses.

LITERATURE IN ENGLISH

GENERAL OBJECTIVES

 

The aim of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) syllabus in Literature in English is to prepare the candidates for the Board’s examination.  It is designed to test their achievement of the course objectives, which are 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.

 

 

DETAILED SYLLABUS

 

TOPICS/CONTENTS/NOTES OBJECTIVES
1. DRAMA

a.         Types:

i.                    Tragedy ii. Comedy iii. Tragicomedy iv. Melodrama v. Farce  vi. Opera etc.

 

b.        Dramatic Techniques

 

i.                    Characterization ii. Dialogue iii. Flashback iv. Mime

v. Costume vi. Music/Dance vii. Décor/scenery viii. Acts/Scenes ix. Soliloquy/aside

x.         Figures of Speech etc.

 

c.         Interpretation of         the            Prescribed

Texts

i.                    Theme

ii.                  Plot

iii.                Socio-political context

iv.                Setting

 

Candidates should be able to:

i.  identify the various types of drama; ii. analyse the contents of the various types of drama;

iii.                compare and contrast the features     of         different

dramatic types;

 

 

 

iv.                demonstrate           adequate knowledge             of       dramatic techniques used in each

prescribed text;

 

 

 

 

v.                  differentiate between styles of selected playwrights; vi. determine the theme of any prescribed text;

vii.             identify the plot of the play; viii.   apply the lessons of the play to everyday living;

ix.        identify the spatial and temporal setting of the play.

 

 

TOPICS/CONTENTS/NOTES OBJECTIVES
 

2.      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

•      Omniscient/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

 

 

3.      POETRY

a.         Types:

i.                    Sonnet ii. Ode iii. Lyrics iv. Elegy

v. Ballad vi. Panegyric vii. Epic

viii. Blank Verse, etc.

 

 

Candidates should be able to:

i.                    differentiate between types of prose;

ii.                  identify the category that each prescribed text belongs to;

iii.                analyse the components of each type of prose; iv. identify the narrative techniques

used in each of the prescribed texts;

v.                  determine an author’s narrative

style;

 

vi.                distinguish between one type of character from another;

 

vii.              determine the       thematic       pre-

occupation of the author of the prescribed text; viii. indicate the plot of the novel; identify the temporal and spatial setting of the novel; ix. identify the temporal and spatial setting of the novel;

x.  relate the prescribed text to real life situations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Candidates should be able to:

i. identify different types of poetry; ii. compare and contrast the features of different poetic types:

 

 

 

TOPICS/CONTENTS/NOTES OBJECTIVES
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Poetic devices

i. Structure  ii. Imagery

iii.                Sound(Rhyme/Rhythm,

repetition, pun, onomatopoeia, etc.)

iv.                Diction

v.                  Persona

 

Appreciation

i. Thematic preoccupation ii. Socio-political relevance iii. Style.

GENERAL  LITERARY

PRINCIPLES

Literary terms: foreshadowing, suspense, theatre, monologue, dialogue, soliloquy, symbolism, protagonist, antagonist, figures of speech, satire, stream of consciousness, etc., in addition to those listed above under the different genres.

Literary principles

Direct imitation in play; Versification in drama and poetry;

Narration of  people’s experiences

Achievement of aesthetic value, etc.

Relationship between literary terms and principles.

LITERARY  APPRECIATION

Unseen passages/extracts from Drama, Prose and Poetry.

iii. determine the devices used by various poets; iv. show how poetic devices are used for aesthetic effect in each poem;

 

 

 

 

v.                  deduce the poet’s preoccupation from the poem;

vi.                appraise poetry as an art with moral values; vii. apply the lessons from the poem

to real life situations.

 

Candidates should be able to:

i. identify literary terms in drama, prose and poetry; ii. identify the general principles of

Literature; iii.     differentiate between literary terms and principles;

iv.        use literary terms appropriately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Candidates should be able to:

 

i.                    determine literary devices used in a given passage/extract;

ii.                  provide    a          meaningful interpretation       of         the     given

passage/extract; iii.         relate the extract to true life experiences.

 

A LIST OF SELECTED AFRICAN AND NON-AFRICAN PLAYS, NOVELS AND POEMS

 

 

Drama:

African:

  1. Frank Ogodo Ogbeche: Harvest of Corruption

 

Non African:

  1. William Shakespeare: Othello

 

Prose:

African:

  1. Amma Darko: Faceless
  2. Bayo Adebowale: Lonely Days

 

Non African:

  1. Richard Wright: Native Son

 

Poetry: African:

  1. Gbemisola Adeoti; Ambush ii. Birago Diop: Vanity iii. Gabriel Okara: Piano and Drums iv. Gbanabam Hallowell: The Dining Table
  2. Lenrie Peters: The Panic of Growing Older
  3. Kofi Awoonor: The Anvil and the Hammer

 

Non African:

  1. Alfred L. Tennyson: Crossing the Bar ii. George Herbert: The Pulley
  • William Blake: The School Boy
  1. Thomas Gray: The Bard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED TEXTS

 

  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

 

Parker, E.W. (ed.) (1980) A Pageant of Longer Poems 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: Heinemann

 

 

  1. 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.

 

Jerry A. () Sorters and Sortees Ibadan, Kraftgriots.

 

Jerry A. () Specks In Our Eyes Ibadan, Kraftgriots.

For more information www.cafegist.com.ng

 

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