Tipo di esercizi
Scelta multipla,
Completamento aperto,
Completamento chiuso,
Posizionamento,
Trova errore,
Vero o falso
Libro
Performer Heritage vol.1
Capitolo
William Blake
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William Blake: life
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. Blake was born in ________ in 1757 and died there in 1827.
2. He was trained as an ________ and created a new kind of art which emphasised the power of the ________, breaking with the conventions of perspective and proportion.
3. He illustrated the work of ________ and the Bible, and also left some ________ inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy.
4. He was a radical, supported the ________ Revolution and saw the evil ________ of industrial development on man's soul.
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William Blake: themes and style
Tick the words or phrases related to Blake's themes and style.
A: Symbols
B: Repetition
C: Victims
D: Prostitutes
E: Marriage
F: Death
G: Money
H: Rich people
I: Rhythm
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William Blake: life
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. Blake was convinced that the artist should have a new role, becoming the ________ of the spirit and the imagination.
2. He was strongly influenced by the ________, because it presented a complete vision of the world and its history.
3. He is considered an early ________ because he rejected the neoclassical literary style and themes.
4. Blake thought that the imagination was more important than ________ and that ideal forms should be created from inner ________ and not from the observation of nature.
5. He created the method of 'illuminated ________', combining pictures and poetic texts.
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William Blake: works
Match the year of publication of Blake's works with their titles.

1. America: A Prophecy: ________
2. Europe: A Prophecy: ________
3. Songs of Experience: ________
4. Songs of Innocence: ________
5. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: ________
6. Visions of the Daughters of Albion: ________
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Songs of Innocence: features
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: This collection was written soon after the French Revolution, when Blake was really enthusiastic about liberal ideas.
B: The narrator is a shepherd who is inspired by a child who asks him to celebrate the divine in all creation.
C: Its symbols are lambs, flowers and children playing.
D: Childhood is the symbol of innocence, a state of mind connected with happiness, freedom and imagination.
E: The language of Songs of Innocence is complex and musical.
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Songs of Experience: features
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. Songs of Experience appeared during the period of the ________ in France.
2. Without rejecting Songs of Innocence, Blake created a ________ to the themes of the previous collection.
3. The visual world is ________ and the view on life is more ________ in this collection.
4. These poems must be read together with Songs of Innocence, because the paired ones comment on each other, sometimes presenting a situation in ________ way.
5. 'Experience', that can be identified with ________, completes 'Innocence' and gives another point of view on reality.
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William Blake: imagination and the poet
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According to Blake, the means through which God could know the world is the imagination, and not sense perceptions. Imagination is called 'the Divine Illusion', and it allows us to see underneath material reality. It is also the power of destroying things and is possessed by God, the lamb and the poet. The child is therefore a sort of prophet who is able to see into reality more deeply and, for this reason, can warn man of the goodness in society.
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William Blake: the interest in social problems
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

Blake
A: was interested in the political and social issues of his time, such as the abolition of slavery and the egalitarian principles of the French Revolution, which he supported.
B: thought that revolutions could be dangerous for the redemption of man.
C: became disillusioned and focused on the evil consequences of the Industrial Revolution.
D: sympathised with the victims of the industrial society, such as children and prostitutes.
E: took a stand against orphans and soldiers in his poems.
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William Blake: style
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Blake wrote his poems using a very simple ________ and introduced original ________: there is a central group representing the states of innocence, ________ and a higher innocence: the child, the father and ________. His verse is ________ and rhythmical with frequent ________, and shows a close relationship between ________ and meaning.
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William Blake: complementary opposites
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Blake's Christianity was liturgical and moralistic.
B: Blake believed in a spiritual world, but thought that the Church was responsible for man's fragmented consciousness.
C: Blake adopted a new vision of 'absolute opposites'.
D: For Blake contrary states exist in a parallel, simultaneous sequence.
E: The Creator can be both the God of love and the God of violence.
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