The Puritan Age

The Puritan Age (1620-1660)

Characteristics of this Era:

a. Ancient ideas have been banished.

b. Impossible love and romance have been come in this era.

c. The works of this era were based on religion so it is regarded as the religious period.

Famous Figures of this Era:

John Milton: The puritan era is famous especially for John Milton who was a great poet of the era. Most of the time of his life had passed by reading. Continue reading

Periods of English Literature

Periods of English Literature

1. Old English (Anglo-Sexon) 600-1200 Beowulf

2. Middle English (1200-1500) – Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Bacon, Robert Gloucester, John Gower, John Wycliffe

3. The English Renaissance (1500-1660)/ (1485-1603) – John Skelton, Thomas More

a. Elizabethan Period (1558-1603) – William Shakespeare, Sir, Philip Sidney, George Herbert.

b. Jacobean Period (1603-1625) – John Donne, William Shakespeare, George Herbert Continue reading

Man is the architect of his own fate

It is true that man is the architect of his own fate. He can achieve what he desires to achieve. It is wrong to think that man’s life on earth is decided by fate. It is not fate but sincere efforts and indomitable courage that would his fate. There may ups and downs but he should not lose heart. He may face innumerable odd situations and adversities but he should not allow them to damp his spirit. Rather he should be courageous to fight against the misfortunes of life. All his attempts may not be crowned with success but today or tomorrow he is sure to succeed. The human history is replete with glaring examples of men rising to the peak of glory from a humble beginning merely by dint of their hard labor and sincere efforts. On the contrary, those who waste time in sheer idleness and lack in courage and spirit and depend on fate can not do anything noble but stumble in the way of life. The quoted example of Robert Bruce is worth mentioning here. He did not submit to his fate but tried his main and might and thus reached his destination. So it can be said that man is the architect of his own career but not fate that shapes his future.

Paragraph on A Day Labour

                                                               A Day Labor

 A day labor is a man who lives from hand to mouth. He usually lives in a slum or in a small hut. He has no good house of his own. So, he lives in a rented house. He is much known to all. Generally, he is a laborious and strong bodied man. Every day he gets up early in the morning. Then he takes his birth and takes some stale rice or breakfast and goes out of doors in search of work. He does different types of jobs such as carrying bricks, wood, stones, mud and digging pons constructing of roads, buildings etc. He builds our buildings, industries, bridges and thus he serves our country. Continue reading

Paragraph on A Moonlit Night

A Moonlit Night

A moonlit night, the full noon shines in its entire glory in the sky, is really charming and enjoyable. It is really a night of dream and it presents a beautiful sight. In the autumn the sky remains cloudless and the moon looks like a big silver disc in the sky. The shiny light of the moon floods the earth and the sky. The moon’s rays reflecting on seas, rivers, ponds and hills create a music spell. When the moon pours her light on the waves of water, it sparkles like a diamond. The smooth rays of the moon please our eyes and mind. In a moon lit night, the grand sights of the canals, rivers, tanks Continue reading

A Paragraph on Rainy Day

                                       A Rainy Day

A rainy day is a day when it rains continuously all day long during the rainy season. It is called a pouring day. The sky is overcast with thick of black clouds and the sun remains hidden behind them. The weather is foul. The sun is not seen. Sometimes, gusty wind blows with rain. Rivers, canals and tanks swell up. Roads and paths get muddy and slippery. Water stands here and there. Normal life is disrupted due to heavy rain. One does not generally come out without compulsion. The common people cannot attend their respective places in time. If anybody wants to go outside, Continue reading

Vocabulary Text (Set 01)

 Classes 11 and 12

1. Inspire, take, control, paralyses, earn, try, gallop.

 Price of essentials is such a crucial factor that it directly (a) —- the life and living of the majority people. The measures so far (b) —- by the government (c) —- appreciation from the people. But it is being replaced by despair as the majority of the people have been (d) —- under the crushing burden of (e) —-  prices.

2. source, manpower, explore, Provide, concern, employment, independence, recreation, necessary, different, Across , dense, Solution, unemployment.  

Bangladesh is a (a) — populated country, but a large number of her people are (b) —. It is not possible for her to ensure (c) — to the Continue reading

Aladin and The Magic Lamp (Part- 01)

Read the Passage With Great Care and Answe all the Questions:

Once there was a young boy called Aladin. He lived with his mother in a rich city of China. His father was a poor tailor. He died when Aladin was a child. His mother had to spin cotton to support the family.

One day Aladin was playing in the street. All of a sudden, a stranger came. He said to Aladin, “My boy, are you the son of Mustafa, the tailor?”

Aladin said, “Yes, sir, but my father is dead.”

At this tears came into the man’s eyes. Continue reading

Aladin and The Magic Lamp (Part 03)

Time: 50 Minutes                                                                                                                              Marks: 50

 Aladin was alone. It was dark inside the cave. He called the magician. There was no answer. Aladin was afraid. He began to pray. He rubbed the ring. At once a genie came and said, ‘I am the slave of the ring. I will obey you. What do you want?’ Aladin was trembling to see the genie. But he said, ‘Take me out.’ At once he was outside the cave. He came back home. Aladin was very hungry. But there was no food in the house.

Aladin asked his mother to sell the lamp. The lamp was dusty. So she began to rub it. At once another big genie was there. Continue reading

ELIZABETHAN TRAGEDY

Generally Elizabethan Period is considered as 1558-1603. The most famous play writers of this era were Edmund Spenser, Sir Philip Sidney, and William Shakespeare. After the religious convulsions of half a century time was required for the development of the internal quiet and confidence from which a great literature could spring. At length, however, the hour grew ripe and there came the greatest outburst of creative energy in the whole history of English literature. Under Elizabeth’s wise guidance the prosperity and enthusiasm of the nation had raised to the highest pitch and London in particular was overflowing with vigorous life. Continue reading