An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum – Flamingo – Poetry – Class XII

An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum By Stephen Spender About the author Sir Stephen Harold Spender was born on February 28, 1909, in London. He attended Oxford University and fought in the Spanish Civil War. In the 1920s and 1930s, he associated with other poets and socialists, such as W.H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood, Louis … Read moreAn Elementary School Classroom in a Slum – Flamingo – Poetry – Class XII

My Mother at Sixty Six – Flamingo – Poetry – Class XII

My Mother at Sixty-six By Kamala Das About the poet Kamala Das was born in Punnayurkulam, Thrissur District in Kerala, on March 31, 1934, to V. M. Nair, a former Managing Editor of the widely-circulated Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi, and Nalappatt Balamani Amma, a renowned Malayali poetess. She spent her childhood in Calcutta, where her father was … Read moreMy Mother at Sixty Six – Flamingo – Poetry – Class XII

The Hound of the Baskervilles: Solved Questions on Theme & Character

Q1. How and why does Conan Doyle present Baskerville Hall as a liminal space? Ans. In contrast to “green squares of the fields” that are nearby, the lands on which Baskerville Hall is situated feature “a gray, melancholy hill, with a strange jagged summit, dim and vague… like some fantastic landscape in a dream”. Such liminal … Read moreThe Hound of the Baskervilles: Solved Questions on Theme & Character

The Hound of the Baskervilles: Deductive Approach of Holmes

How Holmes & Watson deal the Case: 1. Throughout the case, Holmes uses all of his five senses to gather information. 2. Because all of his information is based on his senses, none of his observations can be               considered an assumption or a guess. 3. Holmes uses “deduction,” … Read moreThe Hound of the Baskervilles: Deductive Approach of Holmes

The Hound of the Baskervilles: Summary in Points

Chapter wise summary in Points CHAPTER 1 A cane, belonging to Dr. Mortimer, is left behind at Holmes’s house. Though he hasn’t yet met Mortimer, Holmes sizes the man up simply by studying his cane. CHAPTER 2 Mortimer tells Holmes a creepy story about the Hound of the Baskervilles, which starts off long ago when … Read moreThe Hound of the Baskervilles: Summary in Points

The Hound of the Baskervilles: Plot & Main Characters

MAIN CHARACTERS Sherlock Holmes: The detective Dr. Watson: Holmes’s friend as well as his agent Sir Henry Baskerville: The son of Sir Charles’s younger brother Dr. James Mortimer: Sir Charles’s Friend as well as his doctor Mr. & Mrs. Barrymore: Sir Charles’s servants Jack Stapleton: Sir Charles’s neighbour and a naturalist Beryl Stapleton: Jack’s wife but pretended to be his sister Mr. Frankland: Sir Charles’s neighbour  … Read moreThe Hound of the Baskervilles: Plot & Main Characters

The Hound of the Baskervilles: SAT Questions for Comprehension

Questions for ComprehensionChapter 1 :  Mr. Sherlock Holmes Q1. Who is the narrator? Ans. Dr. Watson, Holmes’ assistant, is the narrator. Q2. From what object did Watson and Holmes learn about James Mortimer? What clues did it provide? Ans. They looked at the walking stick. It had a silver band which said, “To James Mortimer … Read moreThe Hound of the Baskervilles: SAT Questions for Comprehension

The Hound of the Baskervilles: Character Analysis

Character-Sketch Sherlock Holmes  Sherlock Holmes is a private detective with a keen eye, acute intelligence and a logical mind. Mortimer calls him the second best crime solver in Europe. He is observant, strong minded and a master of deductive thought. He is unimaginative and does not have any faith in supernatural elements. He looks at each and … Read moreThe Hound of the Baskervilles: Character Analysis

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