ICSE English — Echo –B. Wordsworth — Explanation

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  1. Roohi says:

    Thank you so much sir

  2. Abhinav says:

    Dear sir,please write a summary and analysis of THE SOUND MACHINE.

  3. Yash Vardhan Goel says:

    What do you think B.Wordsworth and the boy became friends? Discuss the relationship shared by them. (350-400 words)

    Sir please write an answer to this. I have to talr my board exams next week.
    Thank you.

    • Satya Prakash says:

      Will write it before 8pm tonight.

    • Satya Prakash says:

      B. Wordsworth and the boy belonged to the same land, but were from two different backgrounds. B. Wordsworth was a rootless man with no tangible aim in life. Quite vaguely, he wanted to be poet, but with no discernible talent. He was, possibly, disillusioned with his life, because he chose to remain a bachelor, and not have a specific means of earning a living. He wanted a friend, but apparently, no one came forward to be associated with such a person.
      The boy was sound in mind and body. He lived with his mother, and was studying in a school. He was neither a tramp, nor rootles. He was growing up normally, but like most youngsters of his age, he was impressionable, and somewhat naïve. He found comfort in the company of a grown-up man.
      B. Wordsworth was looking for fame and acclaim that had eluded him for long. Since, he didn’t have a job, he used to virtually gatecrash into other’s houses. He was good at finding pretexts to get himself invited to other’s houses. But, in all fairness to him, B. Wordsworth was not a wicked person. He had no intent to rob or harm others.
      The boy’s mother was a very dour lady who used to deal with her son very sternly for minor offences. On that fateful occasion, she hurt the boy so badly that the latter had to leave the house in a huff.
      By a quirk of circumstances, the boy, sullen and angry, met B. Wordsworth who had visited his house earlier. The boy wanted solace, and B. Wordsworth wanted a companion. The two met, and the friendship flourished. Gradually, the two began to crave for each other’s company. They met up, wandered around aimlessly, spoke about all trivial matters including the unfulfilled dream of B. Wordsworth to become another Wordsworth!
      B. Wordsworth had a secret that he very much wanted to share with someone else. The gullible, and simple boy was the best person to confide in. B. Wordsworth disclosed his secrets and the simple boy was spellbound in disbelief. B. Wordsworth departed peacefully, leaving the innocent boy with a burden that he would carry all his life.
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  4. Yash Vardhan Goel says:

    Thank you so much sir for this. 🙂

  5. Yash Vardhan Goel says:

    Sir I want you to write a personal profile just like this in a different manner and high sounding vocabulary including all the outlines given. (400 words approx.)
    I will we greatly helped by this sir.
    Thank you.

    Model Personal Profile
    aline: personal trails—academic achievements — future plans and aspirations.
    Extracurricular activities and sports — leadership qualities

    I am a confident, optimistic and hardworking person. I always try to set goals and achieve them through hardwork, planning and action. In fact, I have a passion for success and try to be successful in my endeavours. However, I don’t get disheartened with failures, I treat them as stepping stones to success. I try to learn from every failure and move ahead in life, without any grudges. I am good at studies and have always stood first in my class from. Class I to Class X. In my Class X Board Exams, I got the first rank in the State, scoring 98 per cent marks. Besides studies, I participate in almost all the extra-curricular activities ranging from debates, elocution, creative writing, poetry, story telling, quizzing to acting. I have won a number of awards for my school in the Inter-School competitions in these activities. I have been adjudged as the ‘Best Debator’ at the National Level Inter-School Debating competition. I have also been adjudged as the ‘Best Budding Talent’ in the field of story writing. Some of my stories have been published in magazines and newspapers. I am the captain of the Hockey team of our school. We have won the National Level Hockey Championship for the y6ar 2015. Being the captain of the team has been a learning experience for me. What I have learnt from being the captain of the hockey team is how to motivate and encourage others effectively, when situations are not in your favour. I am always concerned about the health facilities available to the masses in our country. This is particularly so because both my parents are medical doctors and have been making efforts to provide free medicines and other facilities to the poor. It was therefore, natural for me to aspire to become a doctor. To achieve my goal, I have joined the Science stream and I am studying meticulously and diligently to be thorough with all the subjects. Still I have a Year for the Entrance Exam to Medical colleges and with the kind of preparation I am making, I am sure that I will get admission in the Medical, College of my choice. After becoming a doctor’ I will go to the villages and serve the poor and needy and try to provide them the medical facilities lacking in our villages. I along with five other friends, have already form a group to help people in the villages. We hope to fulfill our dream of starting a hospital in every village, when we get our degees.
    With determination and hardwork I am sure I will turn all my dreams and aspirations into reality.

    • Satya Prakash says:

      This will not fetch you good marks, because it looks ordinary and very general. Unless I get some specific details about your family, school/college etc. I can’t write a good one.

    • Satya Prakash says:

      If you are born in a poor / low middle class family, begin like this………

      From my childhood, I saw how my mother struggled to make do with my father’s modest income. This made me stoic, and determined. Often my rich classmates flaunt their wealth to prove they are born superior, but such taunts no longer affect me. I have got well past them in practically every activity of school. I have consistently ranked in the top three from Class 5 onwards, and in Class 10, I scored 98.5% in state Board that got me the Chief Minister’s special prize for academic excellence. I am the vice captain of my school’s hockey team, and am an ace penalty shot convertor.
      My school’s joys become mellowed when I reach home to see my mother struggling to do the chores due to her asthma. I help her as much she lets me to. I want to graduate in medicine and work on respiratory diseases. My heart melts when I see a sick man or woman, and all my life, I will work for alleviating the distress of the old and the infirm.
      I am an introvert and try to keep my thoughts to myself. Poetry and history are my passions. I often rue why I didn’t enter the Humanities stream. If I become a doctor one day, I will never abandon these two passions. My parents have shaped my life through their travails, and I will shape the lives of my fellow citizens through my altruistic pursuits.
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      If you are born in an affluent family, write like this……………

      God has been very kind towards me. My father is an industrialist, and has provided for each and every comfort of mine. I studied in the best school, but could achieve only moderate success in studies. My parents seldom pull me up for my academic mediocrity, and I really appreciate this.
      My lackluster scores have not impeded my performance in athletics. I am the state level champion in field and track events. My shelf is lined with my medals. I am good in eloquence too, and have got a few prizes in the school.
      I am passionate gardener. The sight of flowers and foliage enchants me. We have a one-acre vacant backyard. I have grown nearly 40 different flowers. I help my neighbors with my expertise in gardening. My school garden has a section for marigolds, and I am its proud keeper.
      I will probably do MBA, because my father wants me to take over from him when he grows old. But, the world of business doesn’t allure me as much as the field and track, and the victory stand do. Alternatively, I may become a floriculturist, although I know I will not earn a hundredth of what my father does today. But, I will follow Robert Frost in taking the path less travelled. My heart lies there.
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  6. Yash Vardhan Goel says:

    Thank you so much satya sir for this. I will make amendments according to my need.

  7. Yash Vardhan Goel says:

    Sir, i want you to write a statement of purpose which makes an individual suitable for admission in particular University.
    Take any hypothetical character and don’t delve much in family background.
    I am attaching sample statement of purpose.
    You might edit it in high sounding vocabulary or write your own.
    I am having board exam in 2 days. Please look into this sir.
    Thank you.
    Model Statement of Purpose Outline: Personality traits — interests — reasons for choosing a particular institute — reasons for your being selected in the given institute — role of the institute in achieving your goals and aspirations.
    To reach and claim the heights has always been the driving force behind all my endeavours. A self-motivated, focussed and disciplined student, I have always been fascinated by Economics, for I feel that Economics is the driving force behind all human endeavours. Besides, effective economic policies can bring a change in the life of millions of poor in our country. That is what led me to study Economics in school with a keen interest. Therefore, I am eager to pursue a course in Economics at the University Level. In order to be successful in life, right mentoring is required. And I am sure that XYZ College is the best institute, which can lead to the total growth of my personality because: (i) It is the best institute with a brand name,successful alumni and prestige involved, which itself acts as a motivation to excel; (ii) From the knowledge gained from my seniors,who were a part of this institute, I have learnt that (a) education pursued in this college is ‘life-enriching’ and that is what I am seeking; (b)the student-teacher bonding, which is the very basis of learning, inspire every student of this college to reach for the sky and the deep bonding they continue experience with their alma mater is a proof enough of the role of the college in shapin: their lives; (c) the long list of leading Economists of the country including the recipient of many prestigious awards, who were a part of this institute are the motivating fadoi for my desire to join this institute for studying Economics.
    Passionate about my dream of joining the best institute of the country, I worked extremely hard to score 96% marks in Class X Exams. Apart from excelling in academics, I have won numerous laurels for my school in a number of co-curricular activities at State and National level like Science Olympiads, quizzes and Intra and Inter-School Debating competitions. Playing guitar is my favourite pastime. My other hobbies include swimming and reading novels. I am confident that these interests of mine would attain greater levels of excellence in this college and mould me into a gentleman imbued with the right values of life.

    • Satya Prakash says:

      Please let me know your complete background, like Class, stream, etc.
      Writing SOP is a costly affair. I charge for such services.

  8. Yash Vardhan Goel says:

    Sir as i said take a hypothetical character. This is not a real SOP. It’s just for school exams purpose. You can take me as a science stream student wanting to pursue a course in engineering from IIT. Do include some subtle details of the college which evoked my interest to join in.
    Thank you sir.

    • Satya Prakash says:

      Sorry, Yash, the time in hand is too short.
      I am a graduate from IIT, of the late sixties, and had got admission from three American universities, but didn’t go there. Each time, I wrote my SOPs myself in my very personal style. The Professors liked them.
      The Indian examiners may not like my style, but a SOP has to be straight from the heart, in one’s unique way. Then, it stands out among the crowd.

  9. Yash Vardhan Goel says:

    Or any other college like MIT, Stanford etc.

  10. Yash Vardhan Goel says:

    Sir can you write briefly. I just want some sentences and good vocabulary words.
    I have to take my board exam tommorow at 2pm.
    Please sir.

    • Satya Prakash says:

      I am going to pass my Plus 2 Science in about1 or 2 months. My hopes of repeating my scholarship-winning performance in the Class X and the KVPY have been bolstered by the many rounds of Mock tests my teachers put me through in the build-up to the Finals.
      I want to take up a career in Social Service – to transform rural India and bring smiles to scores my countrymen blighted by poverty for generations. I come from a family of doctors and from my childhood seen the suffering in the patients’ faces with great consternation and grief.
      This is why I propose to join Ajim Premji University. I have seen the website, the profile of the outstanding faculty members, and the work being done by the alumni of this unique institution. The curriculum and the ethos of this university appears so appealing to me because it leverages academic brilliance of the teachers and the students to implement ground-breaking schemes to spread education and healthcare awareness in the rural hinterland of India.
      I have studied Economics as my optional, and my grasp of Chemistry will stand me in good stead to teach sanitation, nutrition and poverty alleviating methods to the rural poor. I have also worked with the Ramakrishna Mission’s rural outreach programmes for two months on two occasions. My heart lies in our villages. So, my request for a seat in Ajim Premji deserves a sympathetic consideration.
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  11. Yash Vardhan Goel says:

    A very big thanks for all your efforts throughout the year satya sir. It has helped me a lot.Today i am having my english grammar paper, wish me luck.
    Thank you.

  12. saptarshi says:

    Sir …as it is not possible to go through all the chapters in lit…..can you suggest some important chapters

  13. Soumajit bera says:

    Sir please help me in one question

  14. Soumajit bera says:

    Please reply sir

    • Satya Prakash says:

      Replied.

    • Satya Prakash says:

      Theme of B. Wordsworth
      Naipaul’s ancestors were from Bengal. They were virtually herded into the ship that carried them to the West Indies to work as low-paid sugarcane workers. The separation from their roots was cruel and devastating to them psychologically. The scars remained in Naipaul’s mind.
      B. Wordsworth reflects the disorientation and frustration of a black, bur prodigiously talented young man in a foreign land where white men were the masters.
      Naipaul’s mind and soul lay in literature, but he could find no mentor, no inspirer, nor even a listener. The frustration gnawed at his soul relentlessly. He wanted friends, but found no one.
      B. Wordsworth is the story of a young rootless, but highly gifted mind trying to find its moorings, but fails. The young boy B. Wordsworth befriended was a boy of similar social background, but, at least, he had a family, a home, and a mother. B. Wordsworth met him by chance, but could charm him with relative ease. The friendship flourished, and the two found solace in each other’s company.
      The story ends in a sad note. Naipaul leaves his reader in a no man’s land wondering from where B. Wordsworth, the aspiring writer, came and where he went. The boy is left in a vacuum. He can’t tell the strange story of B. Wordsworth to any one, because no one would believe it. He would live with the intrigue and the suspense of his friend B. Wordsworth for the rest of his life. That’s tragic.
      B. Wordsworth is a story that underscores the need and value of friendship for a normal human being. Barring those born as reclusive, every human being craves for a friend. The pain and frustration felt by a person when their dream remains unfulfilled comes alive through the personality of B. Wordsworth. Did he leave the world because his dream couldn’t come to fruition? A question, most readers ask themselves, but don’t get a conclusive answer.

  15. Soumajit bera says:

    Sir please comment on answer

    • Satya Prakash says:

      Wait for a few hours more.

    • Satya Prakash says:

      Theme of B. Wordsworth
      Naipaul’s ancestors were from Bengal. They were virtually herded into the ship that carried them to the West Indies to work as low-paid sugarcane workers. The separation from their roots was cruel and devastating to them psychologically. The scars remained in Naipaul’s mind.
      B. Wordsworth reflects the disorientation and frustration of a black, bur prodigiously talented young man in a foreign land where white men were the masters.
      Naipaul’s mind and soul lay in literature, but he could find no mentor, no inspirer, nor even a listener. The frustration gnawed at his soul relentlessly. He wanted friends, but found no one.
      B. Wordsworth is the story of a young rootless, but highly gifted mind trying to find its moorings, but fails. The young boy B. Wordsworth befriended was a boy of similar social background, but, at least, he had a family, a home, and a mother. B. Wordsworth met him by chance, but could charm him with relative ease. The friendship flourished, and the two found solace in each other’s company.
      The story ends in a sad note. Naipaul leaves his reader in a no man’s land wondering from where B. Wordsworth, the aspiring writer, came and where he went. The boy is left in a vacuum. He can’t tell the strange story of B. Wordsworth to any one, because no one would believe it. He would live with the intrigue and the suspense of his friend B. Wordsworth for the rest of his life. That’s tragic.
      B. Wordsworth is a story that underscores the need and value of friendship for a normal human being. Barring those born as reclusive, every human being craves for a friend. The pain and frustration felt by a person when their dream remains unfulfilled comes alive through the personality of B. Wordsworth. Did he leave the world because his dream couldn’t come to fruition? A question, most readers ask themselves, but don’t get a conclusive answer.

      • Soumajit bera says:

        Thank you sir! Sir could you provide me the main theme of The Singing Lesson? Please

        • Satya Prakash says:

          Wait till 7pm.

          • Soumajit bera says:

            Thank you it would help me lot

          • Soumajit bera says:

            Sir please reply soon

          • Satya Prakash says:

            Going to write now. Give me the word limit.

          • Soumajit bera says:

            Sir 260-300 words sir please provide me soon

          • Satya Prakash says:

            Theme of The Singing Lesson
            The Singing Lesson captures the turbulence in the heart of a spinster, named Meadows, who teaches English in a school. When going through the poem, one tends to feel her pangs and elation with great sympathy.
            We all are servants of our mind and mood. No matter how matured we are, our mental state affects our behavior and reaction profoundly. Music has a multiplier effect on our mental state. It ignites passions quite easily. This is why we have music and songs for mourning, rejoicing, and for rousing emotions.
            Ms. Meadows was heartbroken after receiving Basil’s irresponsible message cancelling their marriage. She was overwhelmed with grief and a sense of defeat and shame. Accordingly, her instructions to her students changed. By a quirk of events, the situation reversed completely, and she was at her exuberant best. The instructions to her students changed accordingly.
            The poem might appear trivial, and Ms. Meadows a silly, childish woman. But, the poem is far from that. It is very sensitive in its portrayal of a woman’s feelings. What happened to Ms. Meadows happens to everyone — to different degrees, and in different contexts. However, to claim that person can be stoic enough to keep emotions completely at bay is not possible. After reading the poem, the character of Ms. Meadows remains etched in the reader’s mind for long. This is the uniqueness of the short poem.

          • Satya Prakash says:

            Already posted, but modify it.

  16. Soumajit bera says:

    Sir please comment soon

  17. aliakhan says:

    sir gift of india plz plz

  18. Ritam says:

    Sir , can u help with an introduction of b wordsworth. I cant frame one nice like you. My strategy is to begin with with a gud framed line directly related to the theme of a story. It would be helpful if you frame a intro without story analysis (just the intro)

  19. Yash Vardhan Goel says:

    In the story B. Wordsworth, VS Naipaul contrasts two modes of life. Discuss
    From you reading of B Wordsworth by VS Naipaul, describe how failure and disillusionment are two
    important aspects of the story.
    (350 words)
    Can you please write the answer to this by tommorow?
    Thank you

    • Satya Prakash says:

      After 2pm

      • Yash Vardhan Goel says:

        Sir, when should i expect the answer?
        actually i have to take exam tommorow.

        • Satya Prakash says:

          In the story B. Wordsworth vs Naipaul contrasts two modes of life. Describe how failure and disillusionment are two important aspects of the story.
          Answer .. By any standard, B. Wordsworth was a castaway character, whom the society had no use with. He had no parents, no fixed source of income, no profession, and no one to call his own. A virtual vagabond, he nursed amplified and impractical ambitions to ride to the zenith of the literary world. Barring his ill-maintained decrepit tiny house, he had nothing. What he lacked most was a companion whom he could call his own, a person close to his soul.
          Naipuul, the young boy, had many things that B. Wordsworth didn’t have. He had a caring mother, a house, a steady family income, access to school education, and an ordered way of living. He was too young to have an ambition, and like most youngsters, was mortally afraid of a stern mother’s heavy hand. He was naïve, and an impressionable lad, who revolted, though temporarily, at the merciless beatings of his mother. Because he was so young, he had not seen the rough side of life. His mother kept him out of harm’s way. His simple nature made him a ready target for B. Wordsworth’s excessive urge to find someone to befriend and get close to.
          One can say that the two were made for each other.
          The underpinnings of the story, and its attractiveness to the readers are chiefly due to the element of frustration, failure of B. Wordsworth’s character. His rootless existence adds another dimension to the narrative. He was disillusioned with his life, and was clueless about his purpose in this world that had no need for hapless people like him. Was Naipul disillusioned with his life? The answer is in the negative, because he was too young to feel so. On the occasion, he left the house in a huff after being canned by his mother, he was very angry, and possibly disillusioned with his life, but that was only a transitory anger, not a lasting malady.
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  20. Khulood says:

    Can you please tell me the theme of “To build a fire” ?
    Word limit 360 – 400

  21. Chaaru says:

    Sir!! You are a great man…a great listener..and a great mentor …..hatts of to you sir!!…tiz website is soo…good…..am n love wid it…..sir Ur great..

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