The second prescribed book for class 11 English is Hornbill. There are eight chapters in Hornbill along with three well-composed poems. All the chapters and poems have been elaborated comprehensively with their Summaries, Short Answer Type Questions, Long Answer Type Questions and Multiple Choice Questions in the links given below. In order to score higher
Chapter Wise List of Snapshots have been created to sort out the problem of students which they come across in finding notes. Students are advised to go through all the chapters one by one to have better understanding of the chapters and poems.
Father to Son revolves around a father's elaborating his excruciation wherein he highlights his deteriorating relationship with his only son. He says that they (He and his son) have been living in the same house for years but there is no air of understanding between them. Neither the child succeeds in building up faith in
Childhood is considered to be one of the best phases of life wherein one has no worries, stress or tension. It is enjoyed by almost all and sundry. But, there comes a time in one's life when one wants to get one's childhood again but can't.
Voice of the Rain by Walt Whitman is all about the importance of rain and poet's imaginary conversation with a soft-falling shower wherein he interrogates the rain asking ‘Who are you?’ and, to his surprise, he gets a reply from that rain that it is the poem of earth.
Silk Road by Nick Middleton revolves around Nick Middleton, the author of the story, who describes his journey to Mount Kailash. He wants to visit Mt. Kailash so that he can complete his Kora. He starts his journey from Ravu from where he hires a local driver named Tsetan so that he can reach Darchen
The Adventure by Jayant Narlikar revolves around Professor Gaitonde who makes a transition to the parallel world after meeting with an accident. He narrates the whole incident which takes him to the past and make him notice strange and antique things over there.
The Ailing Planet by Nani Palkhiwala is all about the change in the perception of the people from a materialistic view to the ecological view of this world. According to the author, humans are now getting worried about the environment and the impact they have created on this mother earth
In this chapter 'Landscape of the soul' the writer counterpoints two forms of art – Chinese form of art and European form of art by using different stories. He begins this contrast with a Chinese story wherein a Tang emperor Xuanzong ordered a painter Wu Daozi to decorate one of the walls of his palace.