When I Am Dead, My Dearest | Major English – XII 

When I Am Dead, My Dearest  – Christina Georgina Rossetti The first stanza of the poem describes the world of the living people. The poet addresses her dearest one and asks him not to sing sad sons for her when she is dead. She does not want others to plant roses or shady cypress tree […]

Lady Clare | Major English – XII 

Lady Clare – Poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson SUMMARY AND CRITICAL ANALYSIS In spring lilies grow, and there are clouds in the sky. At that time Lord Ronald brought a lily-white doe to give it to his cousin, Lady Clare. They had promised to marry each other for a long time and they were going to […]

Shall I Compare thee a Summer’s Day | Major English – XII 

SHALL I COMPARE THEE A SUMMER’S DAY – William Shakespeare                                             SONNET                                     PARAPHRASE Shall I compare thee to […]

To The Moon | Major English – XII 

TO THE MOON – P.B. Shelley The poet, P. B. Shelley, reflects on the timeless journey of the moon. The poet feels that the moon has grown tired of climbing the heaven and looking upon the earth continuously. It looks pale because of its endless journey – its ascent in the heaven, which it keeps […]

The Tiger | Major English – XII 

The Tiger -William Blake Stanza 1 Summary What immortal being created this terrifying creature which, with its perfect proportions (symmetry), is an awesome killing machine?  Stanza 2 Summary Was it created in hell (distant deeps) or in heaven (skies)? If the creator had wings, how could he get so close to the fire in which […]

The Day of the Dead | Major English – XII 

THE DAY OF THE DEAD – Octavio Paz Plot Summaries: Zombies rule the world, except for a small group of scientists and military personnel who reside in an underground bunker in Florida. The scientists are using the undead in gruesome experiments; much to the chagrin of the military. Finally the military finds that their men […]

Duchoux | Major English – XII 

Duchoux Complete Chapter While descending the wide staircase of the club heated like a conservatory by the stove the Baron de Mordiane had left his fur-coat open; therefore, when the huge street-door closed behind him he felt a shiver of intense cold run through him, one of those sudden and painful shivers which make us […]

Enemies | Major English – XII 

ENEMIES – Anton Chekov Kirilov is the district doctor. His six-year old son has just this moment died of diphtheria. He stands watching his wife caress the body as the doorbell rings. It is a wealthy stranger (Abogin) who begs the Doctor to come treat his wife who is in great pain. Kirilov says that […]

The Valiant Woman | Major English – XII 

THE VALIANT WOMAN – J.F. Powers Exclusive Summary:Set in 1944, Valiant is a woodland pigeon who wants to become a great hero someday. When he hears they are hiring recruits for the Royal Homing Pigeon Service, he immediately sets out for London. On the way, he meets a smelly but friendly pigeon named Bugsy, who joins […]

The Jar | Major English – XII 

THE JAR – Luigi Pirandello An examination of the source of joy in a person’s life, The Jar is a thoughtful drama with a strong positive message. Where does joy come from? At a young age, Anna is presented with a mysterious jar and thinks its contents are hers to keep. As she gets older, she […]