The Victorian Age (1837-1901)
- historical background
The Victorian Age, so called after the long reign of Queen Victoria, is a very complex
It was an age full of contradiction: it was a time of prosperity, of progress [...]
ROBERT BROWNING (1812-1889)
Robert Browning was born into a rich family at
Camberwell, near London.
His father was a clerk interested in literature and arts. Browning was
educated at home and he was a voracious reader. Browning lived almos [...]
LA REGINA ELISABETTA
CONTRO L’INVICIBLE ARMADA
Elisabetta I, spesso chiamata la regina vergine perché non si
sposò mai, è stata una dei più grandi sovrani che
l’Inghilterra abbia mai avuto. Come donna, di cer [...]
M F N P
Nominativo der die das [...]
Dublin (city, Republic
of Ireland) (Gaelic Baile Átha Cliath, “Town of the Ford of the Hurdles”), capital,
county borough, and seaport of the Republic of Ireland, county town of county
Dublin, in Leinster Province. It is at the mouth [...]
Semantica e Pragmatica
Semantica: studio del
significato delle espressioni linguistiche.
Pragmatica: studio del loro
Il significato è il segmento di
realtà cui una parola o una frase si riferisce.
Se io dico
“Beauty is truth, truth beauty, - that is all
Ye know [...]
The Heart asks Pleasure- first-
And then- Excuse from Pain -
And then - those little Anodynes
That deaden suffering-
And then - to go to sleep -
And then - if it should be
The will of [...]
Si usa il PRESENT SIMPLE quando ci si
riferisce ad orari, calendari, scadenze fisse.
The train leaves at
Si usa il PRESENT CONTINUOUS [...]
There lived in the Dominican convent
of the Spirito Santo, at Naples, a man called father Schedoni; an Italian, as
his name imported, but whose family was unknown, and from some circumstances,
it appeared that h [...]
TOM JONES: the summary
placed in the bed of Mr Allworthy, Tom is found as a new-born baby by that good
country gentleman and is brought up as his ward together with hi nephew Blifil.
Tom’s exuberant and passionate nature often give [...]
Ferdinand de Saussure
Louis Trolle Hjelmslev
Ferdinand de Saussure nel suo
“Corso”, edito postumo, in [...]
Near the town of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac
is a series of prehistoric rock dwellings located downstream from the Lascaux cave.
The caves include some of
the most significant archaeological finds of the Upper Paleolithic (from a [...]
The rime of the
There was an old
mariner who stopped one man from a group of three. “Why do you stop me with
your long grey beard and your keen eyes?
doors of the bride’s house are already opened, an [...]
géographique, division administrative et géologique.
La Normandie est située au nord de la France,
entre Bretagne et Piccardie, et ses côtes donnent sur la Manche.
La Normandie comprende quatre départements:
l’Orne et le Calvado [...]
IN UNITED KINGDOM AND IN ITALY
What is the climate?
The climate is the whole of
the normal and abnormal meteorology conditions that distinguish an area in a
deliberate period (temperature, pressure, humidity, precipitation [...]
THE SENSE OF LIGHT IN “THE IMMORTALITY ODE”
William Wordsworth was born in
1770 in Cumberland in the Lake
District. He attended the local Grammar School and then proceeded
to St. John’s College
JOHN MILTON (THE MAN AND THE POET)
have a lot of biographical material about John Milton because he was a public
figure, in major political events and subject to personal attacks.
Milton was born in London
in 1608 of an honest famil [...]
Walter Scott 1771 – 1832
Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh
into a professional middle-class family who possessed a strong sense of tradition.
As a child he became familiar with many legends as stories of the past and
these were to be [...]
The beginning of the 20th century
was a period of extensive literary experiment in fact some of the greatest
authors introduced new techniques into literature, as a result of the
contemporary socio-political situation. The Modern [...]