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PPT 2013-14 ANANDALAKSHMI S. NAIR

This PPT is a part of my B.Ed. Degree. It is the introductory lesson plan of the chapter CACTUS included in the English Course book (State Syllabus) of Standard X.

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PPT 2013-14 ANANDALAKSHMI S. NAIR

  1. 1. BNV COLLEGE OF TEACHER EDUCATION *********************************************************************
  2. 2. STD XCACTUS K. SATCHIDANANDAN
  3. 3. K. SATCHIDANANDAN
  4. 4. PROFILE OF THE AUTHOR •KoyamparambathSatchidanandanwasbornin1946inPulloot,avillageinKodungallurintheThrissurdistrictofKerala.Afterhisearlyeducationinthevillageschool,hestudiedbiologyatChristCollege,IrinjalakudaandhadhismastersinEnglishfromMaharaja'sCollege,Ernakulam.HeobtainedhisPhDinpost- structuralismpoeticsfromtheUniversityofCalicut.HejoinedasaLecturerinEnglishatK.K.T.M.College,Pullootin1968,andmovedtoChristCollegein1970wherehebecameaProfessorofEnglish.Hevoluntarilyretiredfromthispostin1992totakeuptheeditorshipofIndianliterature,theEnglishjournaloftheIndianNationalAcademyinDelhi.In1996hewasnominatedSecretary,thechiefexecutive,oftheacademy,apostfromwhichheretiredin2006.LaterheservedasaconsultanttotheIndianGovernment'sDepartmentofHigherEducationandtotheNationalTranslationMission.Hecurrentlyeditsbeyondborders,ajournalofsouthAsianliteratureandideas.Satchidanandanismarried,withtwodaughters.
  5. 5. SUMMARY •K.Sachidananthancreatesanewworldofpoetrybasedonthesharprealityoflife,poemaboutacactusfullofthornsandunattractivenesswhichisitsrealpower.Cactusisarepresentativenarrativepoemexploringtheplightofthemarginalized.Thereisathirstforestablishinganidentityinthisworld...Cactusandthepoetarethesame...Thepainofthissearchforselfistheunderlyingthemeofthepoem.Howeverthereisalsoanamalgamationofthecontrastingimagesofdesertandgardenwhichbringsinparallelismtothearena.Everyhumanbeingmusthavepassedthroughthisstateofmind(beinglonely)oneortheothertimeintheirlives,whichmakesthispoemallthemoreimportanttostudyinhighschoolclasses.Ihopethisbringsinatherapeuticeffectinourstudents...Lettingthemrealizethatitisauniversalphenomenon.
  6. 6. MEANINGS
  7. 7. “Do you believe in the existence of ghost?” existence
  8. 8. existence/ɪgˈzɪst(ə)ns/ state of being
  9. 9. “The thieves abandoned the car in a forest.” abandoned
  10. 10. abandoned/əˈband(ə)nd/ having been deserted or left
  11. 11. "THE FENCE HAD BEEN TRAMPLED DOWN" trample“The fence had been trampled down.”
  12. 12. trample/ˈtramp(ə)l/ tread on and crush
  13. 13. *****************************************************************************************************************
  14. 14. How does the cactus announce its existence? The cactus announce it’s existence through bleeding touch of its thorns.
  15. 15. Whom do cactus hate? Cactus hates lovers who betray.
  16. 16. What is cactus’ opinion about poets? According to cactus, poets have abandoned the deserts and gone back to beautiful gardens.
  17. 17. What did camels and merchants do to the cactus? They trampled cactus flowers to dust.
  18. 18. “LOOK INTO THE FOLLOWING SLIDE AND SELECT YOUR FAVOURITE THORNY PLANT. YOU HAVE TO WRITE DOWN ITS FEATURES AS WELL AS EXPLAIN WHY YOU LIKE IT.” DISCOURSE
  19. 19. “MAKE A PICTURE HANDBOOK OF DIFFERENT VARIETIES OF CACTUS” ASSIGNMENT

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