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Saturday, February 25, 2017

A REVIEW OF STAMMER BY THANKACHEN C A


Stammer - A REVIEW
The poem, Stammer by K Sachidanandan is a translation of his poem Vikku written in Malayalam. As a prominent modern poet and as the secretary of Kendra Sahithya Academy he has contributed much to popularize Indian literature by his initiative in translating Indian literature into English and other European languages.
The poem is written in free verse. The poem begins with a statement that stammer is not a handicap. Thus the poet tells us that by stammer he does not mean impediment in speech as we usually refer to by the word, stammer. Stammer is described as a silence between the word and its meaning. Usually we refer to a word as its meaning and sound are inseparable. A silence happens when word is spoken for the sake of speaking and when the speaker does not have any intension of adhering to his word. It is what happens in our social and political context. Then the poet hints at the silence that happens between the word and the deed. It is about the words which do not result in any action.
The poet asks whether stammer proceeds language or succeeds it. The poet further asks whether stammer is a dialect or a language itself. It must be remembered that language is incapable of communicating what we have in our mind. It is a medium which can not completely express our thoughts. Dialect and standard language can not be differentiated as one of the dialects happens to be the standard language.
The poet then adds that each time we stammer we are offering a sacrifice to the God of meaning and also that when all people stammer it becomes the mother tongue of people who stammer. It is what happens with us. The poet wonders whether God might have stammered while he created man. Man with his actions has proved that God has made a wrong choice by creating man. When man says something it carries different meaning. The poet takes an anticipatory bail by saying that poetry also carries this defective nature as man has inborn defectiveness. 



Wednesday, February 22, 2017

REVISION OF UNIT 5 / 12- THE ROLE OF A TEACHER AND HUMOUR


REVISION OF UNIT 5 / 12- 

specially designed for slow learners and revision of unit 5/ 12 reader to prepare write ups on the following :-

1.HUMOUR  IN THE PLAY - POST EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS

2.HUMOUR IN THE POEM-THIS IS GOING TO HURT A LITTLE BIT

3.HUMOUR IN THE STORY- CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

4.THE ROLE OF A TEACHER IN MODERN CLASS ROOMS

5.CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IS NOT NECESSARY- FOR

6.CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IS  NECESSARY-FOR

7.SPARE THE ROD AND SPOIL THE CHILD -agree / disagree

Monday, February 20, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

A SCRIPT OF A SPEECH ON WOMEN EMPOWERMENT BASED ON A SUMMARY OF CHAPTER 1

A SCRIPT OF A SPEECH ON WOMEN EMPOWERMENT BASED ON ALL THE LESSONS IN CHAPTER I OF 12 READER.

STEP 1. LEARN TO WRITE A SUMMARY OF CHAPTER 1.

THEN PRACTISE PREPARING SLOGANS OR MESSAGES BASED ON THEM.

STEP 2.USE THIS PPT/PDF TO GET READY TO WRITE A SPEECH

THERE ARE PROVOSIONS FOR 3 TYPES OF LEARNERS

ADVANCED LEARNERS ,SPECIAL LEARNERS AND VERY SLOW LEARNERS.


CLICK HERE FOR A PDF OF THIS SLIDESHOW





RELATED RESOURCES 

A BRIEF CAPSULE/PILL/SUMMARY OF 12 LESSONS(REVISION OF 12 )


AN INTERVIEW WITH MALALA

Monday, February 13, 2017

A news report based on the tragedy of the Titanic-for special learners( ch 5 / 11 )

 Question- Prepare a news report on the tragedy of the Titanic.

a brief report is available here which can be used for special learners with scope for revision and training
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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Unfamiliar words in IS SOCIETY DEAD explained-pdf AND PPT

'Is society dead' by Andrew Sullivan is one essay which provides the  readers to have the serendipity of meeting a lot of new technical terms used in modern English.This pdf will help the teachers and students to have a detailed discussion and internalisation of those words and phrases easily.

I think this will also be helpful for special learners for self learning.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Sunday, February 5, 2017

THIS IS GOING TO HURT JUST A LITTLE BIT-Notes BY SAJEENA SHUKKOOR

THIS IS GOING TO HURT JUST A LITTLE BIT

PARAPHRASE

Stanza I

The poet says that the least liked thing in his life is sitting in a chair near a dentist with his mouth wide

open. While sitting there he nurses the hope against all hopes that he will never again visit a dentist.

Stanza II

The poet recollects that some tortures are physical while some others are mental. The tortures at the

dentist are both physical and mental. When we sit with our jaw touching our chest, it is difficult to be

cool.

Stanza III

You cannot remain calm. With the nerve racking pains your fingernails may be making serious changes in

your lines like life line and love line in your palm.

Stanza IV

It is difficult to put a cheerful disposition on........ CONT'D
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THEME ......
MESSAGE.....
TONE .......
POETIC DEVICES ........



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PREPARED BY SAJEENA SHUKKOOR, HSST (ENGLISH), TRIVANDRUM




Friday, February 3, 2017

Comparison of Any Woman with The Toys BY SAJEENA SHUKKOOR

Comparison of Any Woman with The Toys

Any Woman and The Toys are the two poems which deal with lofty thoughts and sublime themes. A short poem of six stanzas, Any Woman by Katherine Tynan is a beautiful portrayal of woman in her multifaceted role. The Toys by Coventry Patmore, a poem in 33 run on lines is the presentation of a father’s pensive thoughts about his son.

The poem Any Woman celebrates the glory of womanhood - the spirit behind the existence and sustenance of life on earth. The speaker identifies herself with the pillars of the house,keystone of the arch, fire upon the hearth, light of the sun, heat that warms the earth, light of love, twist of the sacred ring, knot of love, house from floor to roof, wall against all danger and door against the wind and snow.

The speaker asserts that if she is taken away the whole edifice will be ruined ruining her life too. This bold assertion becomes a confession too - a revelation about the space where a woman enjoys her existence. She is confident that it is her warmth which perpetuates life on earth. The point here is that she is the source of warmth for the entire earth. Her warmth of fertility is the answer to the coldness of the barrenness of the earth.
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"The speaker in Any Woman elaborates on the role of a woman in the family while the speaker in The Toys reveals the difficulties he encounters while bringing up a motherless child. The line, ‘His Mother, who was patient, being dead’, reveals the importance of mother in the life of a child. The mother in Any Woman assures that ‘No lost child goes a-wandering’ from ‘the twist she holds together’. Hence the themes of both the poems can be juxtaposed at this point."
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PREPARED BY SAJEENA SHUKKOOR, HSST (ENGLISH), TRIVANDRUM

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

POST EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS Brief Character Sketches by SAJEENA MADAM

POST EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS

I. Character Sketch

(1) Assistant

The young lady Assistant is the most important character in the play Post Early for Christmas. She is polite and gentle. She is not annoyed when the deaf old gentleman mistakes her words repeatedly. She is not angry even when her customers are angry at times. Quite often people mistake her Post Office foran animal clinic, bar or a chemist’s store. But she patiently handles the situations without any fuss. She is punctual in her work. She believes in posting early for Christmas. She is concerned about her customers. She is reasonable and accountable. She has high moral obligation. When her customer’s parcel is damaged she feels responsible for the mishap and leaves the job. Thus the Assistant is a memorable character in the whole play.

(2) Mrs Smith.....

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 PREPARED BY SAJEENA SHUKKOOR, HSST (ENGLISH), TRIVADRUM