Chapters

List of Class Eight English Literature Chapters

Class 8 of ICSE offers a wide range of interesting prose and poems. Let us dig in the past and learn more about each chapter in depth. Choose your chapter from below and start your extensive study of each chapter with all details starting with the author's note to the FAQs.

March

New Delhi is the capital of India situated in the north. In this chapter the author describes the month of March. Click here to read this exciting summary and Q&A.

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The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle is an extract from a Sherlock Holmes mystery written by Arthur Conan. Click to read the summary of the chapter, a clear understanding of the mystery, important question answers and to know more about the author.

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The Lake Isle of Innisfree

The Lake Isle of Innisfree is the poem written by WB Yeats. In the poem he discusses his love for his nation and his leaning toward a rural life. Click to read the summary of the poem, important question answers and to know more about the author.

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Ranji’s Wonderful Bat

Ranji’s Wonderful Bat is a short story written by Ruskin Bond that discusses the life of a young boy named Ranji and his passion for cricket. Click to read the summary of the chapter, important question answers and to know more about the author.

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Set Our Children Free

Set Our Children Free is the speech delivered by Kailash Satyarthi after accepting his Nobel Peace Prize. Click to read the summary of the chapter, important question answers and to know more about Malala Yousafzai and the Nobel Peace Prize.

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I Remember, I Remember

I remember, I remember is a nostalgic poem written by the poet Thomas Hood. In the poem he captures his childhood days. Click here to know and learn more about the author, understand the summary and question answers.

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After Twenty Years

After Twenty Years is a short story written by O’Henry that discusses the friendship between Jimmy and Bob. Click to read the summary of the chapter, important question answers and to know more about the author.

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Break, Break, Break

The poem Break, break, break is an elegy written by Alfred Tennyson. Click to read the summary of the poem, important question answers and to know more about the Victorian era and elegy.

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The First Pup

“The First Pup” is a short story written by Ranjith Lal that discusses the upbringing of a pup inside an Indian home. Click to read the summary of the chapter, important question answers and to know more about the author..

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How Pleasant to Know Mr. Lear

The poem How Pleasant to Know Mr. Lear written by Edward Lear. Click to read the summary of the poem, important question answers and to know more about nonsense literature.

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My Dearest Lizzy

This chapter is an extract from the much acclaimed novel `Pride and Prejudice` written by Jane Austen. Click to read the summary of the novel and its historic background.

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Lines to an Indian Air

“Lines to an Indian Air” is written by the romantic poet PB Shelly. Click to read the summary of the poem and learn more about romanticism and romantic poets.

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The Shoemaker

“The Shoemaker“ is an extract from the famous Dickens novel titled “A Tale of Two Cities. Click to read the summary of the chapter,character analysis and learn more about the French revolution.

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Lines Written in Early Spring

“Lines Written in Early Spring” is a romantic poem written by William Wordsworth. Click to read the summary of the poem, literary devices and learn more about romantic poetry.

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Scout Shows the Way

This chapter is an expert from the historic and groundbreaking novel titled ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ written by Harper Lee. Click to read the summary of the chapter, its historical background and learn more about racism, great depression and the FAQs.

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Harry Potter Learns Quidditch

“Harry Potter Learns Quidditch” is an extract from the famous fantasy novel titled “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by JK Rowling. Click to read the summary of the chapter, historical background and learn more about Fantasy fiction.

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A Grain of Sand

“A Grain of Sand” is a poem written by the famous Indian English poet Tabish Khair. Click to read the summary of the poem, important question answers and to know more about the poet.

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Macbeth

“Macbeth” is a tragic play written by William Shakespeare. Click to read the summary of the play, its historic background, question answers and more on the author.

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If

The poem is a long set of instructions and guidelines written to his son on how to lead a life with principles and how to deal with life’s challenges. Click to read the summary of the poem, its historic background, question answers and more on the author.

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India's Heroes

The chapter deals with the heroes India has seen in an emergency during the 21st century. Click to read the summary of the chapter and question answers.

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Milk for the Cat

‘Milk for the cat’ is a poem written by the popular English poet Harold Monro. Click to read the summary of the poem, important question answers and to know more about the poetic devices.

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Lata Mangeshkar... in her own voice

“Lata Mangeshkar… in her own voice” is a transcript of the interview she had with the director Nasreen Munni Kabir. Click to read the summary of the play, its historic background, question answers and more on the author.

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