Tipo di esercizi
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Completamento aperto,
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Posizionamento,
Trova errore,
Vero o falso,
Domande in serie
Libro
Performer Heritage vol.1
Capitolo
William Wordsworth
Libro
Performer Heritage (Second Edition) / Volume 1
Capitolo
William Wordsworth
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William Wordsworth: life
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. Wordsworth was born in the English ________ District, which is near the Scottish border, in 1770 and graduated from ________ in 1791.
2. In 1791 he went to ________ and fell in love with Annette Vallon, who gave him a daughter.
3. He came in contact with revolutionary France and its democratic ideals; but, then, the destructive developments of the Revolution and the declaration of war between ________ and France in 1793 almost caused him a nervous ________.
4. In 1795 he received an ________ and moved to Dorset with his sister Dorothy but in 1799 they settled in the Lake District.
5. In 1802 he married a childhood friend, Mary Hutchinson, and they had ________ children.
6. His reputation as a poet grew steadily and, in 1843, he was made Poet ________.
7. He died in ________.
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William Wordsworth: life
Tick the words or phrases related to Wordsworth's life.
A: Cumberland
B: Dorothy
C: The Apennines
D: Newspapers
E: Walking tour
F: Welsh border
G: Poet Laureate
H: French Revolution
I: Urban setting
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William Wordsworth: works
Choose the correct alternative.
A: It is a long autobiographical poem in 14 books.
B: It appeared anonymously in 1798.
C: It is a series of five poems.
D: Its second edition contained the famous 'Preface', the Manifesto of English Romanticism.
E: It was published only after his death.
F: It is subtitled 'Growth of a Poet's Mind'.
G: It was written between 1798 and 1801.
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William Wordsworth: Lyrical Ballads
Complete the text with the words below.

Wordsworth belonged to the ________ generation of Romantic poets. For him poetry was a ________ act, which originated in the ________. While writing the Lyrical Ballads with ________, they decided that he would deal with man, ________ and everyday things trying to make them ________ for the reader, while Coleridge should write about the ________ and mystery making them seem ________.
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William Wordsworth: Lyrical Ballads
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. In Wordsworth's opinion, 18th-century poetry had an ________ and ________ language, which he called 'poetic diction'.
2. In his 'Preface', Wordsworth explained that poetry's subject matter should deal with ________ situations or incidents and with ________ people.
3. The language of poetry, according to Wordsworth, should be ________.
4. In Wordsworth's opinion, in humble rural life man is ________ his own purer passions.
5. The poet should be ________, writing about what interests mankind.
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William Wordsworth: recollection in tranquillity
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

In Wordsworth's opinion:
A: 'imagination' was in opposition to 'intuition', the power to see into the life of things.
B: all 18th-century poetry 'takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity'.
C: what we read in a genuine poem results from the active, vital relationship of present to past experience.
D: the re-creative power of memory is important to re-produce the emotion felt.
E: the poetic form is needed to generate a second emotion, 'kindred' to the first one.
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William Wordsworth: the relationship between man and nature
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Wordsworth shared Rousseau's faith in the goodness of nature and in the excellence of the child.
B: Wordsworth thought that man could not achieve goodness even if he cultivates his senses and feelings.
C: Wordsworth was interested in the relationship between the natural world and the human consciousness.
D: Wordsworth believed that man and nature are inseparable.
E: According to Wordsworth, man exists inside the natural world but cannot play an active role in it.
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William Wordsworth: the relationship between man and nature
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Wordsworth viewed God as something that includes both inanimate and human states. Nature is for him a source of pleasure and joy, it comforts man when in panic and teaches him how to die and act morally. Nature is also the place where the mighty sound of the universe can be found. As a consequence, his poetry is a detailed account of the simple interaction between man and nature, and of the influences, insights, emotions and sensations arising from this contact. When a natural object is described, the main focus of interest is actually the poet's signal to that object.
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William Wordsworth: the importance of the senses and memory
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: According to Wordsworth, 'nature' was a world of sense perceptions which could be felt particularly through the eyes and ears.
B: Wordsworth knew the work of the associationist philosopher David Hartley, who believed our moral character develops as a result of the pleasure and pain caused by our physical experiences when we are children.
C: Wordsworth was interested in how his relationship with nature had grown, influencing him during his life.
D: Memory did not take part in the process of growth of the poet's mind and moral character.
E: Memory prevented Wordsworth from giving poetry its life and power.
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William Wordsworth: the poet's task and style
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

In Wordsworth's opinion, the poet
A: has a great sensibility and an ability to see into the heart of things.
B: does not need to communicate his power of imagination.
C: is a sort of teacher showing others how to understand their feelings and improve their moral being.
D: has the task of drawing attention to the ordinary things of life and to the humblest people, where the deepest emotions and truths can be found.
E: must adopt the heroic couplet in his poems.
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