WASSCE Exam On The Proud King By William Morris
the poem titled: THE PROUD KING by William Morris, I've decided to
share my opinion on the poem. The poem speaks of a certain king that
almost lost his status to pride. With the tool of narrative fiction,
the very high status and wealthy king became nobody and had to feel
what the wretchs and destitutes feel in their state of nothingness
before he finally became sober, learnt humility lesson and regained
I do not want to speak further of the poem because it's too long,
clumsy, and even with the use of old English which can the long
reading, a very draggy one.
Thank God that WAEC/WASSCE presents its literature-in-English
candidates with optional questions to choose from. There are other
WASSCE recommended poems to study than waste time on THE PROUD KING by
William Morris which is too lenghty a poem.
If a candidate has a sound understanding of other poem like; SHALL I
COMPARE THEE TO A SUMMER'S DAY by William Shakespeare, BIRCHES by
Robert Frost, THE SCHOOL BOY by William Blake, CROSSING THE BAR by
Alfred Tennyson, THE PULLEY by George Herbert, etc; then there should
be nothing to worry about.