O My Loves Like a Red, Red Rose | Robert Burns 

O My Loves Like a Red, Red Rose – Robert Burns Summary Stanza 1O my Luve’s like a red, red rose, That’s newly sprung in June: O my Luve’s like the melodie, That’s sweetly play’d in tune. Summary, Stanza 1The speaker presents two similes, the first comparing his love to a rose and the second […]

A Small Place | Major English – XI 

A Small Place – Jamaica Kincaid Summary This essay is about the Island of Antigua. In the essay, the author is addressing The Tourist. The Tourist is referred to using “you”. The essay has the following themes:             • The way tourists see Antigua is different from the way local people see it.             • […]

A Very Special Pet | Major English – XI 

A Very Special Pet – Nicholasa Mohr Summary The Fernandez family lived in New York City. They had 2 pets: a cat named Marialu and a hen called Joncrofo. The family had bought Joncrofo to get I eggs but she had never laid any. She lived in the kitchen of the house. All the children […]

The Valvet Homgover | Major English – XI 

The Valvet Homgover – Vaclav Have Summary In 1990 the Czech Republic became a democracy. Vaclav Havel was elected its President. It was an exciting time for the country because a new government system was being made. However when Havel started working as President after the elections he didn‘t know what to do. He felt […]

Wet Saturday | Major English – XI 

Wet Saturday – John Collier Summary It was a Saturday in July. The weather was wet Mr. Princey, his wife, his daughter, Millicent and his son. George was in their house. They were discussing the bad thing Millicent had done. She had killed the local priest; Withers Millicent had been in love with Withers. She […]

The Elephant | Major English – XI 

The Elephant – Slawomir Mrozek Summary The director of the zoo did not care about the animals that lived there. The zoo had many small animals like rabbits but it did not have an elephant. The news came that the zoo could buy an elephant if it wanted to. The director thought an elephant was […]

Dream Variations | Major English – XI 

Dream Variations – Langston Huges Summary The poem Dream Variations by Langston Hughes is a nostalgic lyric which poignantly expresses the singer’s wish for a carefree life away from color persecution and racial discrimination. This poem is notable for its musical changes. In Hughes’s own words, his poetry is about “workers, roustabouts and singers, and […]

Pandora’s Box | Major English – XI 

Pandora’s Box – Rosalind Vallance Summary In this play only The Chorus and The Leader of the Chorus speak. The Chorus is made up of l2 people. Normally they all speak at the same time. Sometimes only 6 of them speak-this is called The Semi-Chorus. The other characters are Pandora (a girl). Epimetheus(a boy) and […]

An Insoluble Problem | Major English – XI 

An Insoluble Problem – Josef Skvorecky Summary The story is about the writer’s brother, who is called Adolf. Adolf loved a film star and wrote letters to her. After that, he loved a girl named Freddie. She was a good choice to be his wife, but he learned that her father was a farm worker […]

Paper | Major English – XI 

Paper – Catherine Lim Summary Tay Soon dreamed of having a beautiful house with a swimming pool. His wife, named Lee Yian, and his children also dreamed of having a wonderful house. At the time of the story they were living in the house of Tay Soon’s mother, but Lee Yian was unhappy there. Tay […]