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Weathering the Storm in Ersama

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 12-Jan-2023 10:45:55
Introduction ‘‘Weathering the Storm in Ersama’ is a story written by Harsh Mander. An Indian author, Harsh Mander is a well-known researcher, columnist, and social activist and has worked for the welfare of victims and survivors, who are homeless and orphans due to mass violence. Summary The story is about the cyclone that took place in the Ersama district, a coastal region of Odisha in 1999 and how a courageous nineteen-year-old boy called Prashant managed to come out and help others in that disastrous situation very well. When the cyclone occurred Prashant was at his friend’s place, witnessing ... Read More

Virtually True

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 12-Jan-2023 10:42:08
Introduction Virtually True is a science fiction by Paul Stewart and it discusses computers, video games, virtual reality, three-dimensional modelling, etc. All of these are woven into the story of Sebastian Shultz. Paul Stewart, a children's book author who was born in London in 1955, is best known for three series that he wrote with the illustrator Chris Riddell. Summary This story is a science fiction and is about virtual reality. The narrator of the story purchased a computer and virtual reality accessories with several expensive games. The narrator learns of ‘Sebastian Shultz's miraculous recovery' while riding a train. Sebastian ... Read More

The Trees

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 12-Jan-2023 10:39:08
Introduction The Trees is a poem written by Adrienne Rich. Adrienne Rich was born in Baltimore, in Maryland on May 16th, 1929. She went to Radcliffe College and graduated in the year 1951. She was selected by Sir W. H. Auden to win the famous Yale Series of Younger Poets prize for A Change of World that same year. The poetess wrote around 20 volumes of poetry. She is often addressed as a feminist and a radical poet. As the title of the poem suggests, The Trees is about the existence of trees. The poetess has expressed how humans ... Read More

The Road Not Taken

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 12-Jan-2023 10:36:29
Introduction In the poem The Road Not Taken, the poet Robert Frost talks about the complications of life. He tells about an incident when he was traveling on a road and stops at a divergent. He was confused about which road he should choose. He compares roads with life and divergent paths with the point where we have to choose between two things. He compares this situation to real life Summary It is a well-versed poem written by Robert Frost. He shares an incident where he had to choose between two paths. Here he uses the road to symbolize life. ... Read More

The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 12-Jan-2023 10:32:28
Introduction The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is a poem written by S T Coleridge. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, an English poet, literary critic, and philosopher, co-founded the Romantic Movement with his friend William Wordsworth. In the poem, the old sailor is portrayed as one of the wedding guests by the poet, who then begins to recount his tale. He begins by describing how their ship sailed out of the harbour joyfully but later encountered difficulties and despair prevailed. He shot and killed a bird. Due to his sin, he was cursed. Summary One wedding guest was stopped by an elderly ... Read More

The Last Leaf

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 11-Jan-2023 14:21:20
Introduction The Last Leaf is written by O. Henry. It is a story of a girl who is suffering from pneumonia. Her name is Johnsy. Johnsy has lost the will to live and for that, all the medicines had stopped working on her. The doctors have said that only the willingness to live can cure her. Behrman was living in the same building. He was an old painter who was looking for his lifelong dream to paint something that looked real. When he heard about Johnsy’s condition, he tried to help her. Summary The Last Leaf is a story ... Read More

The Happy Prince

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 11-Jan-2023 14:18:19
Introduction The Happy Prince is written by Oscar Wilde. The story of the happy prince is about the sacrifice of a prince and a bird. The story is the true reflection of a prince who loves his people. It is a story of a prince who was always happy because he never saw sorrow and suffering. When the prince dies his statue was erected on high ground. His statue was made of gold and his eyes were made of sapphires. With all the riches the prince was not happy anymore because he had seen the suffering and sorrow of his ... Read More

Snake

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 11-Jan-2023 14:15:18
Introduction The poem Snake written by D H Lawrence is about the poet’s encounter with a snake on a water trough. The poet is conflicted with the idea of whether to kill the snake or respect it. The snake was thirsty and drinking water. After drinking water, the snake started slowly going into the hole and then the poet threw a log at the snake. Then he felt ashamed of his behaviour. Summary One hot sunny day, the poet sees a snake drinking water on the water trough. The snake was golden-brown. When the poet saw the ... Read More

Patol Babu, Film Star

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 11-Jan-2023 14:12:07
Introduction Patol Babu, Film Star was written by Bengali director Satyajit Ray. 52-year-old Patol Babu was allowed to perform a very brief role as a pedestrian in a movie. Satyajit Ray is an Indian director who produced Bengali movies. He is considered one of the best filmmakers of the 20th century. Ray directed 36 movies, including short films as well as documentaries. Summary Patol Babu was a resident of Calcutta and a worker. But he lost his nine-year job as a result of the war. He then made numerous attempts at jobs and companies but failed. Patol Babu is a ... Read More

Ozymandias

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 11-Jan-2023 14:09:04
Introduction The poem Ozymandias is one of the most famous creations of P.B. Shelly. This is a poem about the temporariness of human life. A traveller tells the story of a stone statue that he interacted with in the desert. The statue was of the famous king Ozymandias. He was the most powerful king of his time. This poem shows that no matter how powerful a person is or how magnificent a statue is, it all will eventually fall but the stories and art will live forever. Summary The poet meets a traveller who had come from the old ... Read More
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