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THE CANTERBURY TALES: THE PROLOGUE – THE PRIORESS _ THE WIFE OF BATH

THE CANTERBURY TALES: THE PROLOGUE This is a modern version of the General Prologue. It is the opening of the poem. It is written in couplets, that is two successive rhymed lines of verse equal on length. We may divide … Continue reading

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GEOFFREY CHAUCER

Chaucer is the first great poet we meet in English literature. He is regarded as the “Father”   of English poetry   and of English language. He was the first poet to introduce the metrical form, including rhyme and stress, the iambic … Continue reading

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THE MIDDLE AGES

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND: The Middle Ages goes approximately from 1066, the date of the Battle of Hastings, to 1500. The Normans, led by William the Conqueror, defeated the Anglo-Saxons and conquered Britain. As a result of the Norman conquest, England fell … Continue reading

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SHAKESPEARE: JULIUS CAESAR

Julius Caesar is a Roman Play, that is a play which deals with Roman History. Roman History was a very popular subject on the Elizabethan stage and it was provided with the material for political lessons. The main theme is … Continue reading

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ROMEO AND JULIET: THE BALCONY SCENE

The story of Romeo and Juliet was originally told by the Italian storyteller Matteo  Bandello. It is set in Verona, Italy, and it tells the tragic love story of two young lovers who come from rival families : Capulets and … Continue reading

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Analisi del 2014

I folletti delle statistiche di WordPress.com hanno preparato un rapporto annuale 2014 per questo blog. Ecco un estratto: Il Museo del Louvre riceve 8,5 milioni di visitatori ogni anno. Questo blog è stato visto circa 79.000 volte nel 2014. Se … Continue reading

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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Shakespeare is considered   the greatest English writer of all times. His works have been translated into more languages than any book in the world except the Bible. He contributed to the development of the English language. A large number of words … Continue reading

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