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William Shakespeare, the brilliant playwright, is introduced through the CBSE board for class 9 students in a thoughtful and easy manner. An excerpt from William Shakespeare’s famous comedy play “As You Like It” titled Seven Ages is discussed. The verses in the form of a monologue portray the experiences and phases of human beings under confining and challenging conditions. In the play “As You Like It,” the character Jacques gives out an impassioned monologue. The monologue begins with a powerful metaphor. A metaphor is a phrase which is used by poets to indirectly make comparisons to communicate in a vivid manner. What would you compare the world to, the human beings who are born, live and die and life stages? Let us reflect on this and read the opening lines of the famous monologue of the play “As You Like … Continue reading
William Shakespeare is still remembered 400 years after he passed away on April 23, 1616. In fact, William Shakespeare is still regarded as one of the most world-renowned and brilliant playwrights and poets. Shakespeare was born in Statford-Upon-Avon in Warwickshire in England in 1564. His father was an aldernman (a member of a municipal assembly) and a glovemaker. His mother came from a wealthy landlord’s family. William went to one of the government-run neighborhood schools during the so-called Elizabethan era. William Shakespeare was very observant of the human beings he came across and met. William also studied literature in school and afterwards and had a very good knowledge of previous literature. Famous plays that he wrote include Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Othello and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He wrote a total of about 38 plays and 154 sonnets. His plays include … Continue reading
Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) was a humorous writer, even though his life was challenging. Like clowns who try to cheer us up amidst sinister and wicked conditioning forces but are grieving, Mark Twain communicated in a humorous and satirical manner. Yes, as human beings, emotions like sadness, happiness, anger and so on come naturally to us. In fact, the word emoji or emoticon is the most recent word added to our world communication channels. On this note, let us read the essay, Turning Point of My Life by Mark Twain. Essay * Turning Point of My Life * Mark Twain In the essay, Mark Twain begins by talking about the the “crossing of the Rubicon” and the “human race’s life chain” in a humorous and satirical manner. Well, “crossing of the Rubicon” is one so-called “chapter” in how human … Continue reading
In CBSE class 9 and class 11, open text-based assessment has been introduced to make learning more (w)holistic. All the subjects from mathematics to English were taught and are still usually studied in separate classroom sessions. Sometimes, it is necesary to study and discuss topics in an integrated manner. This makes learning more wholesome, thoughtful and real life-based. English, all the other languages, social sciences, philosophy, theology, economics, political studies, art and music are studied under Humanities in college. In school, English literature, poetry and grammar are studied and discussed. However, it is also necessary to study and discuss English in an integrated manner in order to communicate and apply with bravery, humanitarianism, egalatarianism and liberty. On this note, let us discuss Indigenous Games of India – CBSE Class 9 English – Open Text -Based Assessment. CBSE Class 9 English … Continue reading