The Star Ducks by Bill Brown About The Author Bill Brown was born in 1910 in Oregon, USA. He worked as a journalist, park ranger and teacher of creative writing. As a young man in 1930s, he made a voyage
‘Let me not to the Marriage of True Minds’ is one of the famous sonnets of Shakespeare and is addressed to an unnamed young friend of the poet called ‘Mr. W. H.’ This sonnet is in a perfect Shakespearean form with three quatrains and a rhyming couplet. It’s rhyme scheme is abab, cdcd, efef, gg.
England in 1819 by P. B. Shelly About the Poem: The Poem is about the state of England in 1819. The king is “old, mad, blind, despised, and dying.” The princes are “the dregs of their dull race,” and flow
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 excerpt ‘Deep Water’ is taken from Of Men and Mountains by William Douglas. It reveals how as a young boy William Douglas nearly drowned in a swimming pool. In this essay, he talks about his fear of water and thereafter, how he finally overcame it. As you read the essay, you will notice that the autobiographical part of the selection is used to support his discussion of fear.
Sandy is as a profound surgeon who is not in the business for money. But upon saving a Saudi Arabian prince, he is offered a diamond worth almost a million dollars. He leaves with his wife for the weekend and they hide the diamond at a safe place in their house. When they return, they find their house broken in and the diamond missing. Will it ever be found?
“The price of Flowers” is an emotionally touching story about a young but poor British teenage girl, Maggie, who sacrifices her hard-earned shilling for offering a floral tribute to her dead brother, Frank. Her sacrifice and the contentment derived out of it are invaluable and priceless.
In this topic, you will learn about some issues relating to England’s political economy. Ruskin talks about some ethical values, human emotions, the motivating factors of soul as against the dry, mechanical relationships supposed to exist between the master and his subordinates. He also addresses the “justice balance” Therefore, in a political-economic sense based on the ideals of covetousness, Ruskin brings in both human and spiritual perspectives.
The writer says that the machines have made the life of their owners comfortable but those of the workers miserable. Machines demand the qualities of regularity, punctuality, and
exactness while there is no scope for the workers to do anything different or new. Their desire to do something is never satisfied and they become rebellious. They find their satisfaction in
world wars. The writer makes some suggestions so as to avoid the possibility of a third world war by making the workers happy.
Ode to Duty reveals that Wordsworth has a great concern with moral and ethical values and devotion to duty and integrity. The poet believed that following the path of Duty and Morality, one could rise to noble heights of success in his life. ‘Ode to Duty is a landmark in the history of Wordsworth’s mind.His most significant message to humanity is the message of ‘plain living and high thinking’.
The verb (BE) when used with ordinary verbs to make tenses, passive forms, questions and negatives are called Auxiliary Verbs. Auxiliary verbs have two types. There are two types Auxiliary verbs. These two types are Primary Auxiliary Verbs ( Be,
At Stratford-on-Avon, in 1564, the greatest genius, myriad-minded Shakespeare was born. His father, John, had been a small shopkeeper and the poet had two sisters and three brothers. When he was 13 years old his education was cut short, and he had to work to support the family.