Month: September 2020

Affixes: Prefixes and Suffixes

AFFIXES A letter or a group of letters added before or after the root word is an affix. Letters added before the root words are called the prefixes; letters added after the root words are called the suffixes. (‘morphemes’ in Linguistic terminology) Prefixes (a) Positive prefixes: Prefixes such as em, en, pro which tend to …

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The Vicar of Wakefield Summary, Themes and Analysis

The Vicar of Wakefield Summary The virtuous, prudent, and intelligent vicar of Wakefield lives happily his family, which consists of his wife Deborah, his sons George, Moses, Bill, and Dick, and his two daughters Olivia and Sophia. They live a cloistered and genteel life and are preparing for the eldest son George to marry a …

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Delight in Disorder by Robert Herrick Summary, Analysis and Questions

Delight in Disorder by Robert Herrick Introduction ‘Delight in Disorder’ is an exquisite poem of English literature by the Cavalier poet Robert Herrick (1591-1674). The poem attracts the heart of every reader by its lyrical quality and harmonious end rhyme. In the poem, the poet expresses his feelings of extreme happiness derived from the disordered …

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Definition and Examples of Homophones, Homonyms And Homographs

Some words are often confused as they are similar-sounding words, but they are different in spelling and meaning. Such words are referred to as homophones.

‘Homo’ means the same; ‘phone’ means sound.

The Big Silver Rupee Questions and Answers

The Big Silver Rupee A) Answer these questions: Q. 1.What did Gangadhar’s father give him? Why was he surprised? Ans. Gangadhar’s father gave him a big silver coin. He was surprised because in those days parents didn’t believe in spoiling their children by giving them money. Q. 2. How did we know that Gangadhar’s father …

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The Lunatic, The Lover and The Poet By William Shakespeare Summary and Question Answers

The Lunatic, The Lover and The Poet By William Shakespeare Introduction to the Poet William Shakespeare (1564–1616) has been universally acknowledged as one of the greatest figures in the world of letters. Born on 23rd April 1564 at Stratford-on-Avon, a town in Warwickshire, England, Shakespeare became the most popular playwright of the Elizabethan Age. Apart …

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Anne Hathaway Summary, Analysis, Themes and Questions

[heading style=”default” size=”13″ align=”center” margin=”20″ id=”” class=””]Anne Hathaway By Carol Ann Duffy[heading] Relevant Background Background and Narrative Voice Anne Hathaway was married to William Shakespeare. When Shakespeare died, despite being wealthy, all he left her in his will was his ‘second-best bed’. Many people thought this was very mean of Shakespeare but Duffy sees this …

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Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen Summary and Analysis

[heading style=”default” size=”13″ align=”center” margin=”20″ id=”” class=””]Summary and Analysis of Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen[heading] Relevant Background Wilfred Owen served as a Lieutenant in the British army during the First World War, ironically he was killed shortly before the Armistice was signed. Wilfred Owen’s Dulce Et Decorum Est is a compelling poem trying …

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Cross By Langston Hughes Summary and Analysis

Cross By Langston Hughes Summary and Analysis Summary The narrator of the poem is a young mulatto, expressing his frustration at being both black and white but never fully belonging to either of the two races. He is not accepted by blacks because he is half white, and he is shunned by whites because he …

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The Last Lesson by Alphonse Daudet Summary, Explanation and Questions Answers

The Last Lesson by Alphonse Daudet was written in the days of the Franco – Prussian War in which France was defeated by Prussia led by Bismark. The French district of Alsace and Lorraine passed into Prussian hands. It showcases the fact that the oppressor wants not only territory but also dominates over the language and culture of a particular country thus, taking away even the identity of the subjugated people.

It is a Beauteous Evening, Calm and Free By William Wordsworth Summary, Themes, Poetic Devices and Questions

“It is a beauteous evening, calm and free” is a very delicate and interesting sonnet by William Wordsworth the great Romantic poet of the Lake District. It features at its heart, the contrast between nature and religion and includes some stunning lines of poetry, expertly drawn together.

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