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.





WHAT IS HALLOWEEN?



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).

Monday, 16 October 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, OSCAR WILDE!


Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin on 16 October 1854. He became involved in the Aesthetic Movement while studying at Magdalen College in Oxford,  and went on to become one of the century’s most brilliant poets, playwrights and essayists. 
He transgressed the oppressive boundaries of Victorian society and lived a full life, even after his reputation was ruined when his sexual orientation came to light. Read here.

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Sunday, 15 October 2017

DISCOVERING ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND


Today let's watch an insightful documentary on Elizabethan England. Click here.
If you need to revise the Elizabethan Age, click here.




Saturday, 14 October 2017

THE RENAISSANCE ~ DAWN OF A NEW AGE

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The Renaissance was a period in European history, from the 14th to the 17th century, regarded as the cultural bridge between the Middle Ages and modern history. It started as a cultural movement in Italy in the Late Medieval period and later spread to the rest of Europe, marking the beginning of the Early Modern Age. Read here.

Here you can find my previous post about the Renaissance.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

ROMANTICISM - 5^C LINGUISTICO

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"The heart is the only true source of art, the language of a pure, child-like soul. Any creation not sprung from this origin can only be artifice. Every true work of art is conceived in a hallowed hour and born in a happy one, from an impulse in the artist's heart, often without his knowledge."
Caspar David Friedrich

Romanticism (also known as the Romantic period) was an artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century and in most areas was at its peak in the period from 1800 to 1850. It was partly a reaction to the Industrial Revolution, the aristocratic social and political norms of the Age of Enlightenment, and the scientific rationalisation of nature.
Here you can find my previous posts about Romanticism.

Sunday, 1 October 2017