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poet is speaking with his own voice
is not a particular addressee
3) &n [...]
1. L’ordine della frase
soggetto va posto prima del verbo, il complemento oggetto dopo.
avverbi sono utilizzati prima del verbo o dopo il complemento oggetto; ma nel
caso del riferime [...]
1895 and Lumiere
Brothers’ first films
No 14 of Boulevard des Capucines, into the basement of the Grand Cafe, between
the walls of a room called “Indian Salon”, a small crowd of guests experiences
the general pro [...]
going to talk about "Romeo and Juliet", a play written in 1595 - 1596
by William Shakespeare.
play takes place in Verona, in "fair Verona", to use
in Veron [...]
In the last
years the number of computers is very increased; this fact is the result of
people’s desire to be connected between each other.
of connectivity would make the whole world closer to the users than [...]
The term “Industrial Revolution” was first used in the
1820s by some French publicists and became a common expression after 1884 when
a book appeared with that title.
The main characteristic of the Industrial Re [...]
THE ENGLISH ROMANTIC PERIOD
During the reign of George III, there was a long war against Napoleon to
save the independence of Britain
and the freedom of various states in Europe.
Napoleon tried a commercial blockade, cutting off British trade w [...]
OSCAR WILDE (1854/1900)
attended trinity college then he went to oxford where he distinguished him self
for his eccentricity.
graduating he settled in London
where he soon became a fashionable figure of Dandy for his wht and hi [...]
Beauty: the central theme of his poetry
contemplation of beauty is the central theme of Keats’ poetry. But it is his
disinterested love for it that created a difference from the other Romantic
writers and makes him the [...]
Jane Austen, one of the major novelists in English
literature, was born in 1775. Chronologically she belongs to the Romantic
Period, but her realism and balance in construction place her in line with the
tradition of the 18th centur [...]
HISTORICAL GROUND: the Age of Revolutions
During the Augustan Age British society attained a
high level of political and social stability. The American Declaration of
Independence from Brithish rule of 1776 [...]
From “Another time”, by W.H. Auden
This poem is an appeal of a person who lost his love, because of the
death of his friend.
The title of the poem is “Funeral Blues”. The author uses this two words
to c [...]
Mr Bennet: father of Eliza ed
Jane. A mixture of cleverness, sharp, humour, silence and
unexpected changes of mind.
Mrs Bennet: she has the unique aim: to find an husband for one of her five daughters. A
foolish woman. Her ple [...]
Swift à He was born in Ireland in 1667 of English parents.
He became a priest and left Dublin for England to
reside in the household of Sir William Temple and he tried a career in
politics, but it wasn't very positive. His ecclesi [...]
the Romantic period, poetry became one of the most vital forms of literary
expression. The poetry of Romanticism signalled a profound change in
sensibility. Politically speaking, it was influenced by the revolutions w [...]
Christopher Marlowe (1564 – 1593)
Christopher Marlowe is considered the precursor of Shakespeare.
He was born at Canterbury
in 1564, the same year of Shakespeare’s birth.
His father was a shoemaker but he studied at Canterbury
and at [...]
The Romantic age ( or revival
In 1789 French Revolution broke out, because the people couldn’t stand
the heavy taxation no more. So they rose against the king (
Louis XVI ) and the queen ( Antoinette ). The Basti [...]
BETWEEN ABBOTT,DICKENS,BRONTE AND HARDY
VISION OF WOMEN :
² Abbott : In his book “Flatland” women are the lower class
and they’re represented as l [...]
Protestantism (from "protestors") is one of three main groups of Christianity,
typically referring to European churches that separated from the Roman Catholic
Church during the Renaissance-era Protestant Reformation. A co [...]
FROM EDWARD VII TO WORLD WAR I (1901-1914)
The death of Queen Victorian, seemed to make the end
of an era, even if what was typical Victorian faded away and gradually. When EDWARD
VII became king in 1906, he introduce an important
changes i [...]