William Wordsworth


TERZA PROVA – INGLESE

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Candidato:

 

1. Wordsworth’s “Recollection in tranquillity” represents a sort of poetic solution of the disappointing reality of his time.

Describe it in no fewer than 10 and no more than 15 lines.

2. Both Wordsworth and Shelley believed in the great role played by nature.

Give comments.

Answer: about 60 words

3. There are two narrative levels. Referring to them tell the plot as it can be inferred from the first two parts of the Ballad. Define place – time – characters.

Answer:  about 50 words

The Solitary Reaper” by W.Wordsworth

1. Does the poet know what the girl is singing about? Is it important to know? If not, why.

Answer:  about 60 words

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Will no one tell me what she sings?

Perhaps the plaintive numbers flow

For old, unhappy, far-off things

And battles long ago;

Or is it some more humble lay,

Familiar matter of to-day?

Some actual sorrow, loss or pain

That has been and may be again?

2. Identify in the following lines Wordsworths theory about the importance of recollection and explain it in your own words.

Answer: about 60 words

I listened motionless and still;

And. As I mounted up the hill,

The music in my heart I bore

Long after it was heard no more

3. Does the poet know the exact words of the song? Is it important to know them? What is the song about? Give your answer finding evidences in the stanza given below

Answer:  about 50 words

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Will no one tell me what she sings?

Perhaps the plaintive numbers flow

For old, unhappy, far-off things

And battles long ago;

Or is it some more humble lay,

Familiar matter of to-day?

Some actual sorrow, loss or pain

That has been and may be again?

4. Wordsworth’s “Recollection in tranquillity” represents a sort of poetic solution of the disappointing reality of his time.

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