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Tintern Abbey –Explanation

Tintern Abbey –Explanation The poem by William Wordsworth….. Introduction … The full name of the poem is ‘Lines Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour. July 13, 1798o. Wordsworth had a keen eye for Nature’s beauty from his childhood days. He remained so till his […]

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The Drover’s Wife .. Explanation

The Drover’s Wife The two-roomed house is built of round timber, slabs, and stringy-bark, and floored with split slabs. A big bark kitchen standing at one end is larger than the house itself, veranda included. Bush all around – bush with no horizon, for the country is flat. No ranges in the distance. The bush […]

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow In the bosom of one of those spacious coves which indent the eastern shore of the Hudson, at that broad expansion of the river denominated by the ancient Dutch navigators the Tappan Zee, and where they always prudently shortened sail and implored the protection of Saint Nicholas, there lies a […]

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CBSE Class 12 Literature – An elementary School Classroom in a Slum by Stephen Spender

An Elementary School Class Room in a Slum by Stephen Spender About the poet .. Stephen Spender(1909-1995) was a author born to an English father and German mother. He championed the cause of the downtrodden in society. In some ways, he was a maverick whose non-conventional views on the underdogs of the society roiled many […]

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CBSE Class 12 Literature – A Roadside Stand by Robert Frost — Explanation

A Roadside Stand by Robert Frost with Questions and Answers About the poet …. Robert Lee Frost (1874-1963), born in San Francisco, California, lived a life of contrasts. His father, William Prescott Frost Jr., died of tuberculosis when he was just 11, leaving a paltry eight dollars with the family. His mother died in 1900 […]

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CBSE Class 12 Literature – Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers –Explanation

Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers (1951) Introduction .. Adrienne Rich (1929—2012) was an American poet who exerted profound intellectual influence on American society. Towards the later part of her literary life, she became a rebel championing the cause of feminism, sexuality, social justice, pacifism, and many such revolutionary ideas that were clearly out of step with the […]

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CBSE Class 12 Literature -The Last Lesson — Explanation and Questions & Answers

The Last Lesson by Alphonse Daudet Introduction to the story …Thanks to the never-ending wars, and pointless political ambitions of monarchs, Europe’s political map changed with astounding frequency since the World War 1. The flux continues even today, despite the realization that such wars are extremely ruinous. Alphonse Daudet (1840-1897) was a French story writer […]

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CBSE Class 12 Literature -Going Places by A. R. Barton -Explanation and Q & A

Going Places by A. R. Barton Sophie, the dreamer and Jansie, the pragmatist … Sophie and Jansie are two friends returning from school. They are in their early adolescence, and, as is natural at this age, think romantically about their career and future. Sophie says she will start a boutique on leaving the school. Jansie […]