Daily English Comprehension – Passage 1

Passage (1) A pioneer leader for women’s rights, Susan B. Anthony became one of the leading women reformers of the nineteenth century. In Rochester, New York, she began her first public crusade on behalf of temperance. The temperance movement dealt with the abuses of women and children who suffered from alcoholic husbands. Also, she worked … Continue reading Daily English Comprehension – Passage 1

The Tale of Genji – Book Review

The Tale of Genji Author | Murasaki ShikibuLifespan | b. c. 973 (Japan), d. c. 1014First Published | 11th centuryOriginal Language | JapaneseOriginal Title | Genji Monogatari The Tale of Genji is the earliest work of prose fiction still read for pleasure by a substantial audience today. Written at least in part by Murasaki Shikibu, … Continue reading The Tale of Genji – Book Review

Utopia – Literary Analysis

Utopia - Meaning and Origin Utopia, meaning an imaginary ideal world, comes from the Greek words for “no place.” The term was first used by Thomas More in his satirical Utopia (1516), in which a man named Raphael Hythloday, who had sailed with Amerigo Vespucci, gives a detailed description of the island of Utopia, where … Continue reading Utopia – Literary Analysis

The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter – Book Review

The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter Author | AnonymousOriginal Language | JapaneseFirst Published | 10th centuryAlternate Title | The Tale of Princess KaguyaOriginal Title | Taketori Monogatari The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter is referred to in The Tale of Genji as the “ancestor of all romances.” It is also the oldest surviving Japanese work … Continue reading The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter – Book Review

The Thousand and One Nights – Book Review

The Thousand and One Nights Author | AnonymousOriginal Title | Alf laylah wa laylahOriginal Language | ArabicFirst Published | c. 850Source | from Hazar Afsanah (A Thousand Tales) The tales that make up the collection known to us as The Thousand and One Nights are some of the most powerful, resonant works of fiction in … Continue reading The Thousand and One Nights – Book Review

John Donne – A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning (Practice Questions)

Questions 1 through 10 refer to the following poem. Read the poem carefully and then choose the answers to the questions. A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning Line As virtuous men pass mildly away, And whisper to their souls to go, Whilst some of their sad friends do say The breath goes now, and so say, No; … Continue reading John Donne – A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning (Practice Questions)

English Comprehension – Very Short Passages 21-26

Passage 21 - Keeping busy at important tasks is much more motivating than having too little to do. Today’s employees are not afraid of responsibility. Most people are willing to take on extra responsibility in order to have more variety in their positions. In addition, along with that responsibility should come more authority to independently … Continue reading English Comprehension – Very Short Passages 21-26

UPTGT English Full Length Mock Test 1

1. Find out the word which is correctly spelt. (1) invertibrate (2) invertibrat (3) invertebrate (4) invertiberate 2. Find out the word which is correctly spelt. (1) ommelette (2) omellette (3) omelet (4) omelett 3. Find out the word which is correctly spelt. (1) ciusine (2) cuisin (3) cusinee (4) cuisine 4. Find out the … Continue reading UPTGT English Full Length Mock Test 1

Emily Bronte – Biography / Chronology / Timeline

1812 The Reverend Patrick Brontë marries Maria Branwell. 1814 Maria Brontë, their first child, born. 1815 Elizabeth Brontë born. 1816 Charlotte Brontë born. 1817 Patrick Branwell Brontë, the only son, born. 1818 Emily Jane Brontë born. 1820 Anne Brontë born. The Brontë family moves to Haworth, near Bradford, Yorkshire. 1821 Mrs. Brontë dies of cancer … Continue reading Emily Bronte – Biography / Chronology / Timeline

Character Analysis – Ariel from The Tempest by Shakespeare

Ariel is a character in The Tempest, a sprite, or fairy, who serves the magician Prospero. Ariel is invisible to all but Prospero, whom he assists in the schemes that form the plot. He is capable of assuming fantastic disguises and of luring mortals with supernaturally compelling music. He is also something of a theatrical … Continue reading Character Analysis – Ariel from The Tempest by Shakespeare