Before tackling the comparative reading of the two excerpts, published below, a brief introduction to both. Ulysses, is James Joyce‘s most renowned novel. The entire narration takes place in a single … Continue reading Comparing Joyce’s and Woolf’s stream of consciouness writing techniques
I teach English Literature and I very much enjoy my field of work. I also enjoy writing about the topics I deal with in my class lessons, but writing in general is an activity that enriches me deeply as it allows me to stop and ponder on various issues taking due time to express my thoughts thoroughly and carefully. Blogging, then, gives me the opportunity to look at life, and not only literature or art, at a slower pace to drink in all its beauty. Insegno inglese in un liceo linguistico e lo faccio con grande entusiasmo e piacere. Mi diverto anche a preparare dispense per i miei studenti, ma la scrittura in generale mi appassiona perché mi consente di riflettere su svariati argomenti prendendomi il tempo necessario per analizzarli ed esprimerli con cura. Tenere un blog, dunque, mi offre la possibilità di osservare la vita, e non solo la letteratura o l’arte in genere, con uno sguardo più attento per coglierne tutta la bellezza.
Gulliver’s Travels (1726) is a peculiar travel novel, books about journeys were quite popular at the time as they were often used by their authors to convey their philosophical theories, … Continue reading Gulliver in Brobdingnag
A quick overview of the main points regarding the historical background of “The Augustan Age”.
“Actually, I’m calling to inquire about one of your students, a young Mr. Henry Lamb” “Henry Lamb. Doesn’t ring a bell. What’s he done?” “Oh, he hasn’t done anything. He’s … Continue reading An Honor Student in the Bronx – an excerpt from – “The Bonfire of Vanities” by T. Wolfe
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1) is a 1987 novel written by Tom Wolfe. The story is about New York City’s raging social and racial contrasts in the eighties of … Continue reading The Bonfire of the Vanities
For Man to tell how human life began Is hard; for who himself beginning Knew Desire with thee still longer to converse Induced me. As new waked from soundest sleep … Continue reading “The Just-Created Adam”- “PARADISE LOST” (1667), J. Milton
“Is this the Region, this the Soil, the Clime,” Said then the lost Arch Angel, “this the seat That we must change for Heav’n, this mournful gloom For that celestial … Continue reading “Satan’s Speech” – “PARADISE LOST” (1667), J. Milton
Give complete answers to the following open questions: What were the main social changes that took place during this time? Give reasons. How did the Protestant view of life influence … Continue reading On the Puritan Age – Homework
Let’s go on to analyse now tips six through to follow: 6. WRITING STYLE – This regards specifically students that study English as a foreign language (but it applies for … Continue reading HOW TO WRITE AN ESSAY – part 2
Ten Easy Tips to Follow A new school year is about to begin so it’s time to review some useful advice as to how it is best to tackle … Continue reading HOW TO WRITE AN ESSAY – part 1
Proprio come la Telemachia dell’Odissea, ovvero i suoi primi quattro libri, anche Telemachia romanzo di Roberto Calogiuri, uscito a maggio per ComunIcare Edizioni, è un romanzo di formazione che consiglierei … Continue reading Telemachia, di R. Calogiuri
This post can be useful to find on the spot all the English verb tenses including when and how they are used with sample sentences provided on the last column.
Questo post può essere utile per trovare con facilità tutti i tempi verbali della lingua inglese corredati di una colonna con modalità di utilizzo e una per frasi con esempi tipo.