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Posizionamento,
Trova errore,
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Emily Dickinson: life and works
Match the event provided with the correct date.

1. The year of her birth: ________
2. The year of her death: ________
3. The year of publication of a collection of her letters: ________
4. The year of the first publication of a selection from her works: ________
5. The year of publication of a complete edition of her poems: ________
PosizionamentoPosizionamento
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Emily Dickinson: poetry of isolation
Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. Dickinson was influenced by the Bible, Shakespeare, Milton and contemporary writers like ________.
2. Dickinson's ideas were fed by the same ________ that dominated New England.
3. The ________ tradition and Transcendentalism were also two important influences.
4. Dickinson combined many influences in a completely ________ way.
5. Dickinson had a limited vision, which distances her from ________.
6. Dickinson was the poet of what is ________ and absent.
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Emily Dickinson: life
Complete the text with the correct information.

Emily Dickinson was born in ________, Massachusetts. She came from a ________-class Puritan family. Her father Edward, who deeply influenced her, was a popular lawyer and ________. Dickinson was educated at Mount Holyoke Female ________, but, after refusing to declare her ________ in public, as the Puritan tradition prescribed, she interrupted her ________ and returned home.
Completamento apertoCompletamento aperto
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Emily Dickinson: life and works
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. Emily Dickinson decided to ________ in seclusion.
2. She only wore white clothes and never crossed the threshold of her father's house, except for walking in the ________.
3. She had no contact with the world apart from her family, in particular her sister ________, and some friends.
4. Emily Dickinson wrote wonderful letters to her ________, which, together with her poems, were her only means of communication with the outside world.
5. Apparently, she did not write for publication, in fact only seven out of almost ________ of her poems were printed during her lifetime.
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Emily Dickinson: works
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Five years before Dickinson's death the critic Thomas Wentworth Higginson was asked to make a selection of her poems.
B: The first collection of Dickinson's work was named Mystic Poems.
C: The 1890 edition of Dickinson's works contained many corrections intended to meet the conventional taste of her contemporaries.
D: A complete edition of Dickinson's poems followed many years after her death, edited by Thomas Pynchon.
E: Thomas Johnson changed the previous version of Dickinson's poems to re-introduce the original punctuation.
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Emily Dickinson: themes
Tick the words or phrases which are not related to Emily Dickinson's themes.
A: Death.
B: Love.
C: Nature.
D: Absurd.
E: War.
F: Power.
G: God.
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Emily Dickinson: themes
The following features refer to the themes of love, death or nature in Dickinson. Choose the correct alternative.
A: Emily Dickinson was obsessed by this theme.
B: Emily Dickinson explored this theme from the point of view of a witness.
C: This theme was used by Dickinson as a source of imagery to emphasise an abstract concept.
D: This theme remained a mystery for Dickinson.
E: According to Dickinson, this is the thing human beings tend to.
F: This theme was explored by Dickinson through emotions ranging from sensual celebration to despair.
G: This was a source of wonder or fear for Dickinson.
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Emily Dickinson: themes
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: In her poems Dickinson only focused on the small details of everyday life.
B: Dickinson was sceptical of established religion, but found spiritual experience very interesting.
C: Dickinson believed that death allows the human being to become a piece of music or a perfume.
D: Dickinson wrote about death, but never about her own death.
E: For Dickinson death was connected with the thought of eternity.
F: Dickinson was convinced that human beings can never become one with the universe.
G: Dickinson hoped in a final spiritual union in eternity.
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Emily Dickinson: themes
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

In Dickinson's poems the speaking voice becomes
A: a bee.
B: a mouse.
C: a ghost.
D: a spider.
E: a bird.
F: a blade of grass.
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Emily Dickinson: style
Read the text below and find the seven mistakes in it.

Dickinson's poems are based on economy and chaos. They are usually short and organised in complex stanzas. In her poems, which do not have a title, the big themes of life are expressed in magniloquent terms. The poem's language is made up of polysyllabic words, scientific terms and common words used in unusual contexts. Her anomalous syntax and punctuation emphasise emotion and create meaning. Dickinson's poems are full of rhetorical devices like assonance, alliteration and paradox. Their tone can vary from witty to melancholic. Her use of the dash is very standard, because it induces the reader to pause and think. Dickinson's poems are exempt from stereotypes and raise many questions. Her regular use of rhyme anticipates that of modern poets.
Trova erroreTrova errore
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