Literature-In-English Paper 2, Nov/Dec. 2013  
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Question 9

Discuss any three poetic devices used to develop the theme in ‘Boy on a Swing’



A discussion of any three of the following poetic devices strictly in relation to the theme of the poem: (i) imagery (ii) alliteration (iii) symbolism (iv) simile (v) personification (vi) Hyperbole etc.

Candidates are expected to give examples of such poetic devices in the poem and state the function of such poetic device in developing the theme of oppression, discrimination, confusion and uncertainty of lives and poverty in the apartheid regime in South Africa, as shown in the life of the boy on the swing.

            Few candidates attempted the question and their performance was fair.










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