Sunday, 10 December 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EMILY DICKINSON!


Emily Elizabeth Dickinson is one of America’s greatest and most original poets of all time. She challenged the existing definitions of poetry and the poet’s work. She wrote close to 1800 poems in her lifetime. Her poems are often extremely short, waste no words, and subvert the traditional forms of the day. Read here and here.
She was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, on 10 December 1830. Continue reading here.  


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Saturday, 2 December 2017

FRANKENSTEIN ~ 5^C LINGUISTICO

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Mary Shelley and the Birth of Science Fiction is a very interesting lecture transcript about FrankensteinIt is commonly classified as a Gothic novel, but it is also considered  an early example of science fiction.
Here you can find a PowerPoint presentation to revise the novel.

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Friday, 1 December 2017

Sunday, 19 November 2017

MY SUNDAY MOVIE - JANE EYRE


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Director Robert Stevenson collaborated with novelist Aldous Huxley and theatrical-producer John Houseman on the screenplay for this 1944 adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's novel Jane EyreRead here.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, THE PRIEST OF NATURE

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Here you can find a PowerPoint presentation on William Wordswortha major English Romantic poet, well-known for his celebration of nature.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

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Held on the second Sunday in November every year, Remembrance Sunday commemorates the agreement to end fighting during the First World War in 1918. Read here.


Thursday, 9 November 2017

DYLAN THOMAS

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Born on 27 October 1914, Welshman Dylan Thomas left school at age 16 to become a reporter and writer. His most famous poem, "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" , was published in 1952 (read here an analysis of the poem), but his reputation was solidified years earlier. His prose includes Under Milk Wood (1954) and A Child's Christmas in Wales (1955). Dylan Thomas was in high demand for his animated readings, but debt and heavy drinking had bad effects, and he died in New York City while on tour on 9 November 1953, at age 39.  Continue reading here.


Sunday, 5 November 2017

MY SUNDAY MOVIE - SECRET SUMMER

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Secret Summer is a fun family movie which was released just in time for the 2016 summer season. It tells the story of writer Jake Kenman who wants to quietly research his current work-in-progress over the summer. But after receiving an unexpected request to watch his niece and nephew for the summer, he decides to alter his original plans.  Continue reading here.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHN KEATS!

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John Keats was born on 31 October 1795 in London. In spite of his death at the age of 25, he is one of the greatest English poets and a key figure in the Romantic movement. Read here.





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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

THOMAS MORE

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"I do not care very much what men say of me, provided that God approves of me."
Thomas More

Read here about his life and his masterpiece, written in Latin, Utopia  (1516).