This video lesson is dedicated to the First Generation Romantic Poets, William Wordsworth and Samuel T. Coleridge, providing an outline of their literary inspirations and themes, examining their similarities and … Continue reading Video Lesson on First Generation Romantic Poets – W. Wordsworth and S. T. Coleridge
This Video Lesson illustrates the themes and characteristics of the Romantic Age, a time of transition introducing new ideas and perspectives, in contrast with the main ideas that characterised instead the Augustan Age, therefore more concerned with feelings and sensations, rather than the blind faith in scientific progress and reason brought to its extremes.
In this video lesson I discuss the different poetic genres and the theatre that developed during Medieval Times thanks to their relative economic and political stability.
It illustrates the characteristics of the Medieval Ballad, the Narrative Poem and, as far as the theatre is concerned, the Miracle Plays, the Pageant, the Morality Plays and, finally, the Interlude.
Excerpts from “Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus”, M. Shelley (1818)
Ch. 13 and 24.
The Four Different Verb Tenses to speak about future actions:
2. Be going to
3. Present Continuous
4. Present Simple
The Passive Form –
The subject in the passive sentence receives the action and always needs the verb TO BE followed by the past participle of the main verb.