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ENGLISH-A
CLASS XI
Full Marks – 100
1. Prose – 20 marks
2. Verse – 20 marks
Textual Grammar – 16 marks
1. Essay writing [350-400 words] – 12 marks
2. Rhetoric – 12 marks
3. Project – 20 marks
Prose and Poetry –

(40 m/40P)

Prose
1. One of these Days-Gabriel Garcia Marquez
2. The Sunder-bans Inheritance- Bittu Sehgal
3. Making Writing Simple- J.B. Priestley
4. Through the Tunnel- Dorris Lessing
Poetry
1. Stolen Boat – William Wordsworth
2. You who never arrived – Rainer Maria Rilke
3. Snake- D H Lawrence
4. The Monkey and the Crocodile – Vikram Seth

Textual Grammar – (16M/10P)
Questions will be set on the following grammatical items from the prescribed pieces:
Tense, Voice, Group verbs, Preposition, Relative clause, Participle, Gerund, Subject- verb agreement.
Essay writing (350-400 words- 12M/12P)
Essays on current topics should be practiced.
Rhetoric
(12M/8P)
4 questions (out of 6) of 3 marks each (1 mark for identifying the figure of speech and 2 marks for
explaining) will be set from the following figures of speech:
Simile, Metaphor, Metonymy, Synecdoche, Alliteration, Hyperbaton, Epigram, Anti-thesis, Irony, Innuendo,
Transferred epithet, Oxymoron, Interrogation, Exclamation, Epanaphora, Chiasmus, Litotes, Onomatopoeia.
Project (20M/10P)
Topics for project: (any one)
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The Canterbury Tales
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Elizabethan Drama
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Eighteenth century Novel

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Romantic Poetry

ENGLISH-A
CLASS XII
Question from Prose Section –
20 marks
Question from Verse Section –
20 marks
Questions from play –
12 marks
Textual grammar –
10 marks
Substance with critical analysis –
8 marks
ESP [business letter, article writing] –
10 marks
Project –
20 marks
TOTAL- 100 marks
Prose and Poetry –
Prose
1.
2.
3.
4.

(40 m/40P)

Michael Angelo – Gulzar
Debut on Stage – Charles Chaplin
War – Luigi Pirandello
A Chameleon – Anton Chekov

Poetry
1. Let me Not – William Shakespeare
2. Song Offerings # 63 – Rabindranath Tagore
3. Dulce et Decorum – Wilfred Owen
4. Tonight I can write – Pablo Neruda
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