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18 Oct

My Grandmother’s House by Kamala Das

My Grandmother’s House (Pearls from the Deep) Kamala Das   There is a house now far away where once I received love ... That woman died, The house withdrew into silence, snakes moved Among books, I was then too young To read, and my blood turned cold like the moon How often I think of going There, to peer through blind eyes of windows or Just list

18 Oct

After Apple Picking by Robert Frost

After Apple Picking (Pearls from the Deep) Robert Frost   My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a tree Toward heaven still, And there's a barrel that I didn't fill Beside it, and there may be two or three Apples I didn't pick upon some bough. But I am done with apple-picking now.   Essence of winter sleep is on the night,

18 Oct

Refugee Mother and Child by Chinua Achebe

Refugee Mother and Child Chinua Achebe No Madonna and Child could touch that picture of a mother’s tenderness for a son she soon would have to forget.   The air was heavy with odours of diarrhoea of unwashed children with washed-out ribs and dried-up   bottoms struggling in laboured steps behind blown empty bellies. Most mothers there h

18 Oct

La Belle Dame sans Merci by John Keats

La Belle Dame sans Merci (Pearls from the Deep) John Keats O what can ail thee, knight-at-arms,  Alone and palely loitering?  The sedge has withered from the lake,  And no birds sing.    O what can ail thee, knight-at-arms,  So haggard and so woe-begone?  The squirrel’s granary is full,   

19 Sep

Lochinvar by Sir Walter Scott

Lochinvar (Pearls from the Deep) Sir Walter Scott  Introduction The image of a knight-at-arms charging to the battle field on his blood-red steed is an appealing vestige from the Middle Ages. Often known as the Age of Chivalry, this period witnessed brave and loyal knights fighting injustice and defending the honour of damsels in distress. Based on the lives of these brave

18 Sep

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway Comprehension Questions Section 1: Defying Defeat A1. Why does Manolin leave Santiago? Manolin leaves Santiago because his parents asks him to go on another boat which seems to be lucky. Manolin’s parents thinks that Santiago is definitely unlucky because he has gone forty days without a fish. The boy however is really sad to