programma di lingua inglese - Liceo Scientifico E. Fermi Nuoro



programma di lingua inglese - Liceo Scientifico E. Fermi Nuoro
Module 1: The Tools Of Fiction
The features of a narrative text: Setting, the character, the narrator, theme, plot.
The Short Story
G. Greene “ The Case for the Defence”
K. Chopin “ The Story of an Hour”
Module 2 : The Tools Of Drama
The features of a dramatic text: the structure, setting, dramatic techniques, characters, analysis of a
character, language,
The Tragedy: a definition.
The comedy: a definition.
A.Pinter from “ A Slight Ache” :“ The Matchseller”
O. Wilde from “ The Importance of Being Earnest”: “ Mother’s Worries”
Module 3: The Tools of Poetry
Poetry as a literary genre. Rhyme and layout. Basic structural Units. Common types of stanzas.
Sound Devices. Figures of Speech. Language. Main Kinds of Poetry. Some fixed forms of Poetry.
How to read a poetic text.
W. Wordsworth from “ Lucy Poems” : “ A Slumber did my Spirit Seal”
translated by K. Bosley “ Snake Glides”
W. B. Yeats from “ The Rose”: “ When you are old”
W. Whitman from “ Leaves of Grass”: I hear America Singing”
E. Dickinson from “ Complete Poems” : The Wind tapped like a Tired Man”
L. Hughes from “ Selected Poems” : “ Dreams”
Module 4: The Making of the Nation
The Celts. The Romans. The Anglo-Saxons. The Christianisation of Britain. The Viking invasions.
The Norman invasion. The Role of the Church. The Medieval mind. The Plantagenet Dynasty.
Magna Carta. Model Parliament. The Black Death. John Wycliffe and the Lollardy. Trade Guilds.
The growth of the middle classes. Middle English.
The Medieval Ballad : Lord Randal ( anonymous )
The Medieval Narrative Poem
G. Chaucer the man and the writer.The figures of the medieval journey.” Canterbury Tales”
From the General Prologue of “ Canterbury Tales “ :
“ The Knight”
“ The Wife of Bath”
“The Merchant”
Module 5: From the Renaissance to the Restoration
New Learning. Microcosm and Macrocosm. The Chain of being. New Discoveries. The
development of the English character.
The Tudors and the Stuarts. Henry the VII and the modern state. The Reformation and the Act of
Supremacy. Mary I and the persecution of Protestants. Queen Elizabeth I : the Virgin Queen. King
by Divine Right. The Civil War.
The Sonnet in the English Renaissance
W. Shakespeare Sonnet CXVI
W. Shakespeare Sonnet CXXX
The Metaphysisal Poem.
J. Donne from “ Songs and Sonnets”:“Song”
The Elizabethan Theatre.
William Shakespeare: the Bard of Avon. Shakespeare the dramatist. A play by Shakespeare: general
Lavori di gruppo su:
“ Romeo and Juliet”
“ Hamlet”
“ Macbeth”
Module 6: The Restoration and the Augustan age
Reason and Common Sense. New currents of thought. The Royal Society. The Dynasty of
Hanover. A golden Age. An Enlightened Age. The Features of Augustan Literature. The view of
nature. A new emphasis on sensibility.
The First Hanoverians: The restoration of the monarchy. The Glorious Revolution. The growing
importance of London. The Whigs and the Tories. William Pitt.English Society in the 18th century.
The Rise of the Novel .
Daniel Defoe: The Man and the Novelist
From “ Robinson Crusoe”: “ I was born of a Good Family
“ It was in vain to sit still”
Nuoro, Lì 08.06.2010
L’insegnante MOSSA Paola
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