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NCERT Solution Class 11 English

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English is an integral part of the Class 11 curriculum. Due to the students' increased focus on other subjects apart from the English language subject, they may find it tedious to study English with an equal focus. In the Class 11 curriculum, students will discover literature pieces written in an advanced level of language and complicated themes.

The curriculum is designed to enhance the students' vocabulary and language skill and prepare them for the future. Aakash NCERT Solutions for Class 11 English is structured to provide students with a well-rounded and concise solution to solve their doubts with much clarity. The solutions provide students with a brief synopsis of the prose and poems in the English books for Class 11. Students can find the NCERT solution on the website of Aakash in the form of a downloadable pdf file.

The Class 11 English curriculum includes three books, namely, Hornbill, Snapshots and Woven words. Hornbill contains 2 sections, namely, reading skill and writing skill. The reading skill section contains 8 prose and 5 poems. The book Snapshots includes 8 chapters. Woven words include 8 short stories and essays and 12 poems.

NCERT Solution for Class 11 Hornbill Chapter-wise:

Prose

Chapter 1: The Portrait of a Lady

Written by Khushwant Singh, the short story narrates the personal account of the author's relationship with his grandmother. The story progresses in three phases, providing a detailed description of his grandmother's changing appearance, nature and activities as she ages, and their changing relationship.

Chapter 2: We're Not Afraid to Die

Gordan Cook and Alan East have written the story. The story narrates the journey of a businessman, who is also the narrator. This is the story of the narrator and his family who travel in their ship around the world. The story narrates the family's turbulent emotional situation when stuck in a severe storm and how they finally overcome it.

Chapter 3: Discovering Tut: the Saga Continues

The story, written by A.R. Williams, presents the real-life story of Tutankhamun, who was the youngest Pharaoh of Egypt. The story introduces who Tutankhamun was, his ascension to the throne and his very mysterious death at a young age, and the theories and stories of curses associated with his death. The author gives an account of discovering his tomb and the studies conducted to discover the cause of his death.

Chapter 4: Landscape of the Soul

This chapter of the book written by Nathalie Trouveroy compares the Chinese Art form and the European Art form. The author highlights the concept of spirituality in Chinese Art form and the aim of European Art being perfection and to create a life-like illusion. She points out the contrasts between the two unique art forms through the narrated stories associated with the art forms.

Chapter 5: The Ailing Planet: the Green Movement's Role

Written by Nani Palkhivala, the story is an article that discusses the earth's deteriorating health and condition. It focuses on overpopulation and deforestation, which are the primary causes of the earth's declining state.

Chapter 6: The Browning Version

The chapter is an extract from the more extended play 'The Browning Version' written by Terence Rattigan. Taplow, a student of the school, discusses the school headmaster with the science teacher named Frank. Taplow and Frank discuss the headmaster's nature, leading to Frank admitting his admiration for Mr Crocker-Harris begrudgingly.

Chapter 7: The Adventure

Written by Jayant Narlikar, The Adventure is a fictional story about the strange adventure experienced by a history professor named Mr Gaitonde travelling from Pune to Bombay. When he reaches his destination, he discovers strange facts. Later, he finds himself in a hospital and narrates his experience to his friend.

Chapter 8: Silk Road

The chapter is a narration of the author, Nick Middletons' journey from Ravu to Mount Kailash. The author narrates his experience there and provides a scenic description of the location and the route of the journey.

Poem

Chapter 1: A Photograph

Composed by Shirley Toulson, the poem reflects the poet's memory of her mother, who passed away. The poet adoringly gazes at her mother's face in a childhood photograph and remembers the joy on her mother's face when she would show the pictures to the poet, which now evokes overwhelming grief.

Chapter 2: Laburnum Top

The poem Laburnum Top, composed by Ted Hughes, depicts the Goldfinch bird's relationship and the Laburnum tree. When the bird moves around the tree, it creates an illusion of movement, making the tree look lively. However, when the bird leaves the tree, it falls into a silent death-like state.

Chapter 3: The Voice of the Rain

The poem shows a conversation between the poet Walt Whitman and the rain. The rain is personified as a female entity here. The poet asks about her identity, and in a series of lines, the rain identifies herself.

Chapter 4: Childhood

In the poem, poet Marcus Natten ruefully reflects upon his lost childhood and innocence. He looks back on his memories to realise the exact moment of his life when he lost his innocence. In the end, he resigns to the thought that it has gone to a forgotten place and can only be found on the face of an innocent child.

Chapter 5: Father to Son

The poem, composed by Elizabeth Jennings, depicts the deteriorating relationship between a father and his son. The father sorrowfully expresses his desire to reconcile with his son and mend their relationship. He tries his utmost best to bridge the gap between then but in vain.

NCERT Solution for Class 11 Snapshots Chapter-wise:

Chapter 1: The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

Authored by William Saroyan, the chapter tells the story of two poor Armenian boys belonging to a tribe known for their honesty. One of the boys steals a farmer's horse, and eventually, the farmer arrives to complain about the horse. On the way to hide the horse, the boys feel guilty, so they return it to the owner.

Chapter 2: The Address

Marga Minco's short story is narrated by the protagonist, who visits her mother's friend's home to collect her belongings. The woman refuses her, but later the woman's daughter allows her into the house. She discovers it placed haggardly around the room, leading her to decide to relinquish them.

Chapter 3: Ranga's Marriage

Written by Masti Venkatesha Iyengar, this is a comic short story about the accountant's son Ranga and his perception of marriage. In a series of funny incidents, he changes his mind and marries Ratna.

Chapter 4: Albert Einstein at School

The short story is an extract from Einstein's biography named "The Young Einstein", written by Patrick Pringle. The author sheds light on Einstein's schooling experience and his struggles, his teachers, his only friend named Yuri and his neighbourhood.

Chapter 5: Mother's Day

Written by J.B. Priestly, the chapter is a play with supernatural themes. Mrs Pearson is unappreciated by her family, so her friend teaches the family a lesson by casting a body-swap spell. The two women swap bodies multiple times in the course of the play.

Chapter 6: The Ghat of the Only World

This chapter is about the author Amitav Ghosh's friend named Shahid, who passed away due to cancer. The author wrote this story at his friend's request to celebrate the short life he had lived.

Chapter 7: Birth

The short story is an extract from the novel "The Citadel", written by A.J. Cronin. The protagonist of the story is a young medical practitioner who helps an expecting couple to give birth to their child.

Chapter 8: The Tale of Melon City

This chapter is a poem composed by Vikram Seth. The poem narrates the story of a King who wanted to punish the builders of an arch. The wisest man and the minister craftily convince the King to hang himself. The ministers ask a fool to choose the next King, and he selects a melon.

NCERT Solution for Class 11 Woven Words Chapter-wise:

Short Story

Chapter 1: The Lament

Authored by Anton Chekov, this is the story of a Russian cab driver afflicted by the grief of his son's death. He gains only momentary relief when he shares his tragic story with the passengers.

Chapter 2: A Pair of Mustachios

Written by Mulk Raj Anand, the lesson depicts the story of a proud man named Khan and Ramanand. Khan believes that Ramanand belongs to a lower class, so he does not deserve to wear a moustache. The story deals with the themes of pride and arrogance.

Chapter 3: The Rocking-horse Winner

D.H Lawrence writes about the story of a young boy who rides on his rocking-horse to predict the winner of horse derbies to win money to help his mother. This gradually turns into a fatal habit leading to his death.

Chapter 4: The Adventure of the Three Garridebs

The short story is taken from the 56 short story collection of Sherlock Holmes, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This is the story of three men with the same surname in the pursuit of an inheritance.

Chapter 5: Pappachi's Moth

Written by Arundhati Roy, the story depicts the relationship of a married couple. A husband is a well-reputed man who is violent towards his wife due to his jealousy. His son dislikes his father's behaviour and tries to stop it.

Chapter 6: The Third and Final Continent

The short story authored by Jhumpa Lahiri narrates the story of a young married couple and how they adjust to a new environment. The young couple developed a rapport with an elderly lady who was also the owner of a private lodging where the young man lived.

Chapter 7: Glory At Twilight

Written by Bhabani Bhattacharya, the lesson narrates the story of Satyajit. Satyajit loses his wealth and wants to sell his meagre belongings to hide his financial condition. He ends up giving them to a bridegroom demanding dowry.

Chapter 8: The Luncheon

The short story is a narration of the author W.S Maugham's luncheon with a middle-aged woman who enjoys his writings. The author narrates his experience and observations during the luncheon.

Essay

Chapter 1: My Watch

The essay is about a pocket watch kept by the author, Mark Twain. The author gets the watch repaired several times and, in the end, understands how much he has spent to fix the still malfunctioning watch and finally gives up on it.

Chapter 2: My Three Passions

Bertrand Russel's essay discusses his life's three passions in this essay, namely, love, knowledge, and pity.

Chapter 3: Patterns of Creativity

In his essay, S. Chandrasekhar discusses renowned poets' creativity and craft like Wordsworth, Keats and Shelley.

Chapter 4: Tribal Verse

Writer G.N. Devy discusses the tribal communities found worldwide and how they differ from the other communities.

Chapter 5: What is a Good Book?

In this essay, author Ruskin Bond discusses what he deems to be a good and enjoyable book from his own experience and perspective.

Chapter 6: The Story

Author E.M. Forster in this essay discusses the characteristics and traits of different kinds of novels and their readers.

Chapter 7: Bridges

In this essay, author Kumudini Lakhia narrates her life. She talks about her own experiences, her mother's passion for making her a dancer and the passing away of her mother, and how it all impacted her life views.

Poem

Chapter 1: The Peacock

Composed by Sujata Bhatt, the poem describes the poet's experience when she saw a glimpse of a peacock. The poet waits impatiently to see the bird again while reading a book, and in the end, she becomes delighted when the bird appears.

Chapter 2: Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds

The poem is a sonnet composed by William Shakespeare. The poet attempts to define love as something resolute and unchanging in this sonnet.

Chapter 3: Coming

The poem composed by Philip Larkin describes the gradual culmination of serenity, which manifests his mind because of the Spring season's arrival.

Chapter 4: Telephone Conversation

Composed by Wole Soyinka, this is a satirical poem dealing with racism, narrating a phone call between a landlady and the speaker.

Chapter 5: The World is Too Much With Us

Poet William Wordsworth deals with the themes of spirituality and materialism of the human world in this sonnet.

Chapter 6: Mother Tongue

The poem is a dialogue between the poet Padma Sachdev and a stem. The poem describes her intention of showcasing her mother tongue's beauty, which pleases the stem, leading to it giving her quills to write with.

Chapter 7: Hawk Roosting

Composed by Ted Hughes, the poem is narrated from the perspective of a hawk. The hawk describes his daily activities and his strength through the poem.

Chapter 8: For Elkana

Through his poem, Nissim Ezekiel captures an ordinary Indian household where a couple discusses house affairs.

Chapter 9: Refugee Blues

In this ballad, W.H. Auden talks about the suffering of the Jews by the Nazis and their life through the narration of the story of a Jew couple.

Chapter 10: Felling of the Banyan Tree

Composed by Dilip Chitre, the poem is a narration of the poet's memory of a Banyan tree uprooted on his father's orders.

Chapter 11: Ode to a Nightingale

Inspired by the sweet song of a nightingale, poet John Keats composed this poem as an ode to the bird, bringing him happiness through its song.

Chapter 12: Ajamil and the Tigers

Poet Arun Koltkar narrates Ajamil and the tigers' story and how Ajamil, to maintain his supremacy, strikes a deal with them.

FAQs on NCERT Solution for Class 11 English

Q. How do I get the NCERT solution for Class 11 English?
A. You can get the NCERT solution from the Aakash website in a pdf file for no charge.

Q. How will the NCERT Solution help me?
A. Class 11 English curriculum includes 3 books containing stories, poems and essays written in a complex language. The NCERT solution provides you with an all-in-one guide to understand the chapters' complex themes and helps you score higher marks.

Q. Why is the NCERT solution recommended?
A. Aakash provides you with an updated NCERT solution. Written by language experts, the NCERT solution helps understand the chapters and improves the vocabulary of the students.

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