Tipo di esercizi
Scelta multipla,
Completamento aperto,
Completamento chiuso,
Posizionamento,
Trova errore,
Vero o falso
Libro
Performer Heritage vol.1
Capitolo
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Libro
Performer Heritage (Second Edition) / Volume 1
Capitolo
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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S.T. Coleridge: life
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. Coleridge was born in Devonshire in ________.
2. He received an excellent education in the ________ but he did not graduate. During the university years he was influenced by French revolutionary ideals and became an enthusiastic ________.
3. After his disillusionment with the French Revolution, he planned to move to ________ with the poet Robert Southey and to establish a utopian community there, called '________'.
4. In 1795 Coleridge met William Wordsworth and went to live in the ________.
5. He finally settled in ________ where he died in 1834.
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T.S. Coleridge: imagination and fancy
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Coleridge and Wordsworth both start from personal experiences.
B: Wordsworth uses imagination to transform the data of experience through 'recollection in tranquillity', lifting them above a passive 'recording'.
C: Coleridge transcends the data of experience and uses primary imagination to create.
D: Fancy is superior to imagination because it is creative.
E: Fancy is the faculty a poet uses to associate material already provided and to elaborate beautiful images like metaphors, similes and other poetical devices.
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S.T. Coleridge: works
Match Coleridge's works with their correct description.

1. It became the Manifesto of the English Romantic movement: ________
2. It is set in the Middle Ages: ________
3. It was probably written under the influence of opium: ________
4. It is a text of literary criticism and an autobiography: ________
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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: plot and setting
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. The Rime is made up of ________ parts.
2. The Rime is set at sea with days of ________ sun and nights lit by the moon.
3. The ballad starts with an ________ containing a short summary of the whole poem.
4. In the first part of the ballad the ancient Mariner stops a ________ to tell him his dreadful tale.
5. The main character and his fellow mariners reached the equator and the Polar regions after a ________.
6. When ________ appeared through the fog, it was killed by the Mariner, apparently without any reason: an irrational crime against nature which breaks a sacred law of life.
7. In the second part of the ballad, the Mariner begins to suffer punishment for what he has done: the sailors are dying of ________ and the only moving things are slimy creatures in the sea at night.
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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: plot and setting
Complete the text with the words below.

In the third part of The Rime, the Mariner starts feeling ________ for what he has done and is conscious of his ________ in the world. A skeleton ship arrives and on board there are Death and Life-in-Death casting ________; the former wins the Mariner's fellows, who all die, while the latter wins the Mariner's life.
In the fourth part there is a stronger sense of solitude and the Mariner, unaware, blesses the water snakes and begins to re-establish a ________ with the world of nature.
The fifth part continues the process of the soul's ________: the ship begins to move and celestial spirits stand by the corpses of the dead mariners.
In the sixth part the process of purification seems to come to a halt; then, in the end, the Mariner gains the wedding guest's ________. The end of the story is not ________, but there is a sense that the Mariner's sense of guilt will end only with his ________.
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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: atmosphere and characters
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: The poem is full of mystery because of the combination of the supernatural and the real: natural elements are turned into supernatural images.
B: Magic effects are also given by extraordinary colours.
C: The characters of the Mariner and his fellow shipmates are very realistic.
D: The Mariner is spectator as well as actor in the drama.
E: The Mariner experiences a sort of paralysis of conscience but he succeeds in gaining his authority, even if he becomes an outcast.
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T.S. Coleridge: the importance of nature
Read the text below and find the six mistakes in it.

Like Wordsworth, Coleridge did not view nature as a moral guide or a source of consolation and sadness. His contemplation of nature was always accompanied by the awareness of the presence of the supernatural in the real. His strong Christian faith, however, did not allow him to identify nature with the divine in that form of atheism adopted by Wordsworth. For Coleridge nature had an essential role in poetic creativity because it stimulated the reader to find natural symbols that could reflect his emotions and feelings. Therefore, the shapes and colours of mind were used to represent and symbolise emotional and mental states.
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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: the link with traditional ballads
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
A: contains many of the features traditionally associated with ballads.
B: differs from ballads because it has a combination of dialogue and narration.
C: is similar to ballads because it uses the four-line stanza.
D: differs from ballads because they use an archaic language, rich in alliteration, repetition and onomatopoeia, which is not present in The Rime.
E: is similar to ballads in the theme of wandering and of supernatural elements.
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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: interpretations
Tick the words or phrases related to the different interpretations of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
A: Dream
B: Psyche
C: Allegory
D: Poetic journey
E: Fantasy
F: Fantastic journey
G: Lost innocence
H: Fairy tale
I: Detective story
J: Bible
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T.S. Coleridge: imagination and fancy
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. Imagination and fancy are the two ________ into which Coleridge divides the ________.
2. Coleridge emphasises the role of imagination in poetic ________.
3. Coleridge makes a distinction between primary and secondary ________.
4. Every human being can experience 'primary imagination', because it is linked to ________ and to images which recall sensory experiences that happened in the ________.
5. 'Secondary imagination' is an ________ of primary imagination and can only be experienced by the poet who then creates the 'new world' of the poem.
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