topic 12 : INTERPRETING LITERARY WORKS – english form one notes pdf download
TOPIC 12: INTERPRETING LITERARY WORKS
This involves comprehension and summary while reading a class reader (books) its chapters, the following activities should be done.
- Understanding the writing and pictures on the front cover, usually they summarize or give a piece of information of what is in the class reader (book)
- Title of the class reader (book)
– A name or topic which is discussed in the chapters
- Author: A person writes a book must be memorized.
- Main or chief character(s) he/ she is the main actor
- Minor character persons or animals in the story
- Setting (venue –A particular place in which the story take place Example, Dar es salaam, Nairobi, Kampala etc
- Difficult words should be selected and their meaning understood either by using a dictionary (decretive memory) or according how they are used in the book.
- To summarize each chapter in one or two sentences and finally the whole book into one to five sentences.
- The lesson one can learn from the book.
- The importance or significance or relevant of the book in society
Reading and Interpreting Literary Works
Definition of Terms
- Author – A person who write a book or storing
- Plot – The main sequence of events in a play, novel
- Theme – Subject of a taller, piece of writing
- Chapter – main division of a book
- Character – Particular nature of someone
- Setting – way of place in which something is setting
- Summary – A brief statement of the main point
- Comprehension- The ability to understand
- Publisher – A company or person that Publisher, book, News, Paper, Journal
- a)Who is the author?
The author is Richard S. Mabala
- b)List of what you see in front
- Hawa the bus driver
- The bus
- Ubungo plaza (the weather building)
- 114 (the number route of the car)
- UDA (the name of a car)
- Isuzu (the name of the company of the car)
- T 140 ADS (the plate number of the car)
- Coconut tree
- Route of the bus K/Koo
- c)Mention the name of the publish.
The publisher is Ben and company Ltd.
- d)Who is the main character of the whole book why?
Hawa is the main character of the book because she is the one who the whole story is taking about her being a bus driver.
e)Names of the character
(i) Selemani (ii) Hawa (iii) Mzee Athumani (iv) Saada (v) Hassani
HAWA THE BUS DRIVER
HAWA AND THE DRUNKED
– Famous in Dar es salaam
– Very strong woman, tall, tough
– Weight 82kgs
– Bus driver
– The lioness
– Husband of Hawa
– Worker at Urafiki Texttile Mill
– A medicine operator
– Tall, strong
– Smilling, cool
– Hawa lives in Manzese, suburb of Dar es Salaam.
– Two children Hassan and Sauda
– Primary school teacher George
– A nurse Chausiku, best friend of Hawa
HAWA AND THE DRUNKED
– Hawa focus trouble from a drunkard
– The conductor, Meshack co-operates with passengers to help Hawa comfort the drunkard
– The drunkard is taken to police station.
HAWA AND THE THIEVES
– During the night shift, A man with a pistol pointed at Hawa
– Hawa hijacked and ordered to drive to Mbezi
– Made attack with a passenger who was in a blue overall
– Hawa stopped the bus abruptly
– The thief was overcome by grabbing the pistol
– The passengers helped
– The thief was taken to the police station
– Hawa becomes the Heroine with mind that arms are like baobab trees.
Accidents are common in Dar es salaam due to drivers negligence, driving to fast disobey traffic lights, ignore other cars
Changu ni changu chota chako kwingine
Bus coach hit a primary school boy
Hawa takes troubles to take him to hosp[ital
Passengers are angry as well as police officers her hart is as sweet as ripe mango
SELEMAN IS JEALOUS
– Seleman is jealous because his wife is more famous, Hawa the great
– Some of Selemani’s friends advised him that it is wrong for a wife to be famous and bad to drive a bus
– Selemani orders his wife a stop driving and stay at home.
– Unwilling Hawa decides to resign
– Before submitting a resignation letter her fellow drivers advice her not to do so until they take with her husband
– After a long discussion selemani changes his mind and allow Hawa to drive after seeking his opinion to.
– Hawa and Seleman, continued to live happy together.
Lesson or Significance or Importance
Generally, Hawa the bus driver is still relevant in society:
– Heroine drivers
– Role of women to prepare breakfast/ meal for the family
– Mockery against women who exceed in society above men has no place anymore.
– Hijackers of business and planes
– Accidents in urban areas/ cities and highways
– Healous of husband who do not like to hear their wife.
Definition: is an art which uses imaginative language in a pattern of lines and sounds to express deep thought, feeling or human experience. However there are different definitions of the term poetry depending on the author, we can generally define poetry as the art of composing or writing poems.
Note: poems are meant for singing
Structure of Poetry
- What is a poem?
It is a piece of writing arranged in patterns of lines and sounds.
- What is poet?
It is an artist of writer who composes poems
- What is stanza?
It is a group of lines divisions in a poem
- What is a verse?
It is a single line in a poem
- What is simile?
It is a way of comparing things using words like……………as…………or like……………………….
- What is metaphor?
It is a way of comparing things without words of comparison
- What is imaginary?
It is an art of drawing word picture by comparing the reality of what is talked about to different but relevant aspect of reality.
- What is rhyme?
Words with some sound at the end of the verse e.g. fly, tie, pie.
- What is alliteration?
Words with some sound at the beginning of words in verse reinforce the meaning.
Example: pixpox ,pax pox etc.
- What is reiteration?
It is repetition of a word, a verse or even a stanza for a particular effect
e.g. You are dead and dead and dead indeed
- Content –What the poem is about or what to describes
- Themes/ Message –Lessons we learn from the poem or novels message e.g. ignorance, exploitation, friendship
- Form –how the poem is arranged (stanza and verses)
- Mood – attitude of the poet
e.g. happiness, anger, seriousness, etc.
- Symbolism –using a person or object /animals as if they are people
EAT MORE GRASS (Joe Corrie)
“Eat more grass” the slogan says more fish, more beef, more bread but I’m on unemployment-pay my third year now and weed.
Read the following poem very fast:
Katai is a Masai
Katai can tie and untie a tie
If katai can tie and untie a tie
Why can’t I tie a tie?
Like katai, cantie
And untie a tie?
- Which tribe is katai?……………………..
- What can katai do?……………………….