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References :   English.  (2020). Sanothimi, Bhaktapur, Bagmati, Nepal: Curriculam Development Centre, Government of Nepal, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.


Edgar Allan Poe The Tell -Tale Heart   is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe first published in  1843 . It is told by an unnamed narrator. The story presents murderous act done by a boy and confessions done later. Poe describe that our heart cannot really hide the inner reality. Despite desire of secrecy, our heart reveals what there is. The narrator of this story claims that he is not mad as he could hear things in the heaven, earth and hell. To justify him saint, he confesses dangerous crime he has committed. The narrator and the old man used to live together; they had very good relationship. The boy used to love the man very much. The old man also used to treat him well. The only thing that irritated the boy was the eye of him. The narrator could not stand the sight of the old man's pale, filmy blue eye. The narrator claims that he was so afraid of the eye, which reminds him of a vulture's that he decided to kill the man so he would no longer have to see it. Althoug


Germaine Greer This essay is an extract from the book Sex and Destiny written by a feminist writer Germaine Greer. In this essay, she presents a comparison between the parent-child relationship in the rich West and the traditional East. She shows the differences between a traditional society and a modern society in matters of pregnancy, child birth and child rearing. She tends to consider the matrimonial practices of the traditional societies as having greater advantages than those of western attitudes. Her main opinion is that in the traditional societies the people who surround a pregnant woman make her feel good and lessen her mental pain. The traditional behaviors are responsible to increase her sense of security. However, in modern western societies, a pregnant woman is not cared like this. Since the people in the modern western society don’t believe much on different rites, traditions and superstitions, the pregnant woman is not attended by her husband and relatives. S


Marsha Traugot The Children Who Wait is an essay written by Marsha Traugot . In this essay, she suggests reasons for a new trend in adoption in America. Now a wider verity of families can open their house to children who in the past would have been labeled unadaptable. In the beginning of her essay she quotes an advertisement related to an example of a  5 1 / 2   years old black homeless girl named Tammy who is suffering from fatal alcohol syndrome which can stop her intellectual growth at any time.  She is a handicapped black girl and she is beyond infancy. After giving her description Traugot carries out the history about adoption. Twenty years ago or until about 1960 the process of adoption was strict. If a child was not white that would not adopted. Adoption was done only of the child that was infant and healthy. A family having older siblings could not also take a child in adoption. Similarly, only middle or upper class childless white couples could adopt healthy white


S + V + O || Subject + Verb + Object Simple Past Tense S + Past Form of the Verb + O  E.g. He wrote a letter. Past Continuous Tense S + was/were + V + ING + O  E.g. I was writing a letter.   Past Perfect Tense S + had + Past Participle (PP.) of the Verb + O  E.g. She had written a letter.   Past Perfect Continuous Tense S + had been + V + ING + O + since/for  E.g. We had been writing a letter since morning. Simple Present Tense S + V + O  E.g. You write a letter. Present Continuous Tense S + is/am/are + V + ING + O  E.g. She is writing a letter. Present Perfect Tense S + has/have + Past Participle (PP.) of the Verb + O  E.g. They have written a letter. Present Perfect Continuous Tense S + has been/have been + V + ING + O + since/for  E.g. You have been writing a letter for three hours. Simple Future Tense S + will/shall + V + O  E.g. We shall write a letter. Future Continuous Tense S + will be/shall be + V + ING + O  E.g. She will be co


Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech on August 28, 1963 , at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Many regard it as the greatest speech of the twentieth century and, more than that, one of the greatest speeches in history. Though King was one of several featured speakers that day, "I Have a Dream" became synonymous with the aims of the march and the entire civil rights movement. His dream represented the dream of millions of Americans demanding a free, equal, and just nation. The purpose of the March on Washington (sometimes called the Poor People’s March) was not merely to make an emotional plea on behalf of African Americans; its primary purpose was to expose the American public to the economic basis of racial inequality. Thus, the focus of the march was the need to increase jobs and economic opportunities for African Americans, in order for them to realize racial equality.  In the speech, King de


Gerard Manley Hopkins The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from shook foil; It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod? Generations have trod, have trod, have trod; And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil; And wears man’s smudge and shares man’s smell: the soil Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod. And for all this, nature is never spent; There lives the dearest freshness deep down things; And though the last lights off the black West went Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs— Because the Holy Ghost over the bent World broods with warm breast and with ah! Bright wings. God’s Grandeur is a religious poem written by Gerard Manley Hopkins . In this sonnet, Hopkins praises the magnificence and glory of God in the world, blending accurate observation with lofty (superior) imagination. Glorifying and praising god’s grandeur the poet descr


William Butler Yeats <<< The place to which Roman Catholics believe that the  spirits of dead people go and suffer for the evil acts that they did while they were alive, before they are able to go to heaven >>> (यातना/ कष्ट ,  शुद्धि का स्थान ) In the short poetic drama Purgatory, the writer W.B. Yeats expresses the following things: The crime of the father will be repeated by his son to an endless cycle of violence. Living beings can render help to the departed soul which suffers in purgatory. The living beings have to suffer the consequences of the sin committed by the dead while alive. Ruined House : Burnt and derelict (ruined/neglected) building before which the play’s only two characters, an Old Man and a Boy (his son), stand throughout the play. The Old Man explains to his disinterested son that he was born in the house and that it was occupied for generations before him by magistrates, colonels, and members of Parliam