How to Answer Novel, Play and Poetry Questions

How to Answer Novel, Play and Poetry Questions

Your essay must have three parts:

1. Introduction
2. Main body
3. Conclusion

Introduction


On this part, do the following:

Define the keyword

Accept or reject the statement

Name the book your going to use

Main body


Here, write point. Explain what happened in the book. Relate with your society. Close.

The paragraph which introduce the second book your going to use.

Conclusion


I know that your not satisfied, now look this example, this is going to change how you answer novel and play questions from worse to best!


Question:

“We can get themes in novel which are relevant with our society.” Discuss by using two novels you have read.

     Themes refer to ideas which make the artist to write his/her work. It is true that, we can get themes in novel which are relevant with our society. This statement can be proved by using, PASSED LIKE A SHADOW by Bernald Mapalala and WEEP NOT CHILD by Ngugi wa Thion’go.
     Starting with PASSED LIKE A SHADOW, it is discussed that:
    Prostitution is a theme which we get in novel. Tusiime, Kunihira, Vicky and Edda are prostitute. They are selling their bodies without considering that they can get HIV/AIDS. In our society, prostitution is relevant. Many young girls are selling their body in different places like ‘Uwanja wa Fisi’ and ‘Makoroboi’. This habit is not good as it influence the spread of diseases.
     Again, ignorance is a theme which we get in novel. Atwoki is ignorant about HIV. He sleep with a prostitute Edda ad get infected. Many people are ignorant in our society. This is a reason HIV is still a threat in our country.
     Another theme is alcoholic behavior. Adyeri is a drunker. This is a reason that, he fail to take care his own family. Also, he got HIV due to alcoholic behavior because he was sleeping with different women. Our society is facing the same problem, alcohol is prohibiting people to fulfill their respo nsibility.
     Also, by using WEEP NOT CHILD, it is discussed that:
    Exploitation of man power is a theme which we get in novel. Ngotho and other Kenyans are exploited by the colonial government. They are working on settler farms under low wages. To solve this, they join MAUMAU to fight for their liberation. In our society, people are exploited. This is a reason that we have classes, the class of the rich and the class of the poor people. We must change.
     Furthermore, education is a theme we get in novel.Njoroge need education so as he can help his family and society. When the colonial governent chase him from school, he try to commit suicide.If we need to end ignorance, education is inevitable in our society.
     In addition, insecurity is a theme we get in novel. Many people were killed in the book. Ngotho, Nganga, Mr. Jacob and many other. This is a symbol of insecurity. There is no peace in some parts of Africa. Congo and Somalia is an example. People in those country, are living like animals. Help is needed.
     To sum up, we can get themes in novels. Many of those themes, can help the development of our society. So, people are supposed to be influenced to read novels.

How to Answer Poetry Questions

In poetry, currently there are two poetry questions in your paper. The first one ask questions which need answers from four poem of your choice, and its answers are to be written in essay format. The second question is written already, and your supposed to read it and answer the questions that follows. Your free to choose any of the question. Here im going to teach you how to answer the the first question which need you to answer by using four poem of your choice.

Question:

How to Answer Poetry Questions

In poetry, currently there are two poetry questions in your paper. The first one ask questions which need answers from two poem of your choice, and its answers are to be written in essay format. The second question is written already, and your supposed to read it and answer the questions that follows. Your free to choose any of the question. Here I am going to teach you how to answer the first question which need you to answer by using two poem of your choice.

Question:
Discuss themes portrayed in two poem of your choice

Themes are the main idea in a literary work. Many themes are portrayed in poems. This can be discussed by using two poems from SUMMONS book: DEVELOPMENT by Kundi Faraja and YOU ARE LOST by Isack Mruma.
Starting with DEVELOPMENT, many themes are portrayed.
Corruption is portrayed in the poem. Leaders are corrupt, that why there is no development in the country. The persona say,
“How is development
To be brought brother
When the people to whom
We have entrusted power
Are corrupt?”
Our society is not developing because we are dealing with corrupt leaders. We need  changes.
Exploitation is portrayed in the poem. The majority are exploited by the minorty. Life is difficult because of exploitaion done to people. The persona say,
“The majority plead
Exploited,
Cheated,
Disregarded,
But, brother,
How is development to come?”
Without fighting expoitation and other evils, our society will not develop.
Selfishness is portrayed in the poem. Leaders are selfish as they think about themselves and not the majority. The persona say,
“Their response to egoism,
Is faster than camera film to light
But as slow as tropism
To nation-building.”
Selfishness is a reason of our society remaining underdeveloped because the majority get nothing from their own country.
Bad leadership is portrayed in the poem. The leader is not fit enough to make changes. As a result he failed to bring development. The persona say,
“Do you plead incapable
To bring about development?”
Our society remain poor and underdeveloped due to the leaders who are not competent enough to bring change.
Also by using YOU ARE LOST, themes are portrayed as follows:
Prostitution is portrayed in the poem. Girls are selling their body so as to get money. Also love has changed, now there is no love without money. The poet say,
It is to you dada,
that my pen tears the pad,
For I only see your love
focused on my purse
with your passions
chasing my bank account
In our society, spread of HIV to many youths can be because of prostitution. Education must be provided to help those girl who are prostitute to stop and do other activitied.
Poverty is portrayed in the poem. The persona is a man from low class who is poor and he is trying to show how he can no longer handle a love which involve money. The persona say,
When I look at you
and see my pay slip
in your eyes
I feel empty
and sapped.
This poem is relevant with our society. Its true that Without money, its difficult to get loved.
Consciousness is portrayed in the poem. The persona is aware that, Dada is not there for love but for his money. By knowing that situation, he is ready to move on. The persona say,
It is you I accuse,
because your love is lost,
and you only touch me
with the tenderness that asks
where my wallet is.
Awareness is highly needed in our society to change money love mentality. In a poor and developing country like Tanzania, many girls think love can be used to get money.
Position of women is portrayed in the poem. Here a woman is portrayed as someone who like money and is immoral because this habit can led her to prostitution and other bad habit. The persona say,
To you dada.⃰
it’s the days that matter,
For we are unable to chat
in the language we had.
In our society women are not supposed to follow this pass as it can lead to infection of HIV/AIDS and other diseases.
To sum up, themes portrayed in poetry are relevant with our society. This means as a society we need to find solutions to many of our problems so as to get development.



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