Month February 2021


DRYDEN AS A SATIRIST As you all know that Satire can be seen as the art of diminishing or derogating a subject by making it ridiculous and evoking amusement, contempt, scorn or indignation. It differs from the comic in that comedy evokes laughter as an end in itself, while satire…
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From The Pied Piper of Hamelin – Summary, Questions and Answers, Class 5th

Robert Browning is a well known English poet. He has written a large number of poems. All of his poems are in the form of drama. They narrate the story. The Pied Piper is a legendary tale of a magical man who rid the town of Hamelin of its rats. Hamelin is on the River Weser in Germany. In 1284, Hamelin was overrun with rats. A man promised the townspeople a solution. He played a musical pipe to draw the rats into the Weser. Browning wrote this poem for small children.
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The Rattrap – NCERT Solutions (Summary and Questions Answers)  Class 12 Flamingo English JK BOSE

The story 'The Rattrap' gives a psychological insight into human nature. The world around us is rampant with traps and dungeons waiting for our one slip. The author points out how greed for material things is trapping human beings. The short story upholds the belief that the inherent goodness of a human being can be awakened by love and understanding. It brings to the focus the notion that the universe is a rattrap. Riches, joys, shelter and food are all lucrative bait traps.
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