• Comparison of Karl Marx and Matthew Arnold
    Comparison of Karl Marx and Matthew Arnold Through their writing, Karl Marx and Matthew Arnold show their opposing views on the importance of internal and external functions of culture. In the first chapter of Culture and Anarchy, "Sweetness and Light", Arnold describes culture as being...
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  • Matthew Arnold’s “Culture and Anarchy”
    . 2012. Dinah Birch. Matthew Arnold, in “The Oxford Companion to English Literature”, Web http://www.oxfordreference.com/views/ENTRY.html?subview=Main&entry=t113. e354. 17. Aug. 2012. Oxford English Dictionaryhttp://www.oed.com/view/Entry/195697?redirectedFrom=sweetness+ and+light#eid19583375 29...
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  • An Imitative Narrative in Mathew Arnold’s Work as a Reflection of Victorian Thought and Beliefs.
    ; “Nature, whose free, light, cheerful air Oft made thee, in thy gloom, despair.” (Line 17-18, P88). Arnold himself believes in “the religion of nature” (Matthew Arnold and the Decline of English Romanticism, P32), D.G James wrote in his book Matthew Arnold and the Decline of English Romanticism; “The...
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  • Seminar Paper
    quest of learning and experiencing the world’s natural beauty and wonder to better this ideal ‘sweetness and light’ and find “the spark of heaven” . Scholar gypsy Arnold seems to be suggesting that the scholar gypsy is better off than the inhabitants of Arnold's time because he has a...
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  • The Quarrel Between Faith and Reason
    ." (Matthew Arnold, pp. 176-177.) It is in this light that the ideal of the "imaginative reason" as it is introduced suddenly at the end of "Pagan and Mediaeval Religious Sentiment" (April 1864) should be placed. The imaginative reason, the characteristic demand of "the modern spirit," which is best...
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  • Mass culture
    succeed and thrive profit. Mass culture is the way it is today due to industrialization and urbanization as before these Britian had only two cultures, ‘common culture’ and ‘elite culture’ but this is no more. Britain is structured by three cultures, high, popular and mass but Matthew Arnold...
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  • Symbolism in Glass Menagerie
    Symbolism in Tennessee Williams' Play The Glass Menagerie Matthew Arnold suggests that, "The pursuit of perfection, is the pursuit of sweetness and light." In many ways, this is exactly what the characters of The Glass Menagerie are looking for in the play- perfection. They look for it in their...
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  • The Way It Goes
    encouraging them to undergo the process of coming to appreciate this new standard. While such growing sentiment would ultimately result in the mass building of "cultural cathedrals" to uplift the populace and surround them in an atmosphere of "sweetness and light," Arnold himself brought the storm to campus when he visited Harvard in Santayana's sophomore year....
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  • Coleridge
    in England and abroad Arnold commiserated in his loneliness and felt alienated from his own culture and society and wrote poems like Dover Beach that tell us of his sad thoughts about the Victorian crisis with sweetness and light . Though the theme highlighted in Dover Beach is a recurrent theme and...
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  • Language of Culture
    implications of the more recent distinction between “high culture” and “popular culture” for the study of culture?   2. How does Arnold define or explain the following notions or issues? Why are they highlighted?   a.  the best self b.  anarchy c.  sweetness and light According to Arnold, Sweetness and...
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  • Liberal Humanism:
    elements, while poststructuralism would recall Keat's "negative capability" instead of answers. MATHEW ARNOLD (1822-1888): The last one is Matthew Arnold. He is the critic most closely associated with humanist perspective, with the establishment of the humanities, and especially literary. KEY...
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  • Dover Beach
    Kyle Jones Dr. Mears English 1102 25 October 2011 Dover Beach, An Explication In the realm of literature the role of a poet is one of the most challenging to play. Matthew Arnold fulfilled this role to a tee. With his devout spiritual nature and keep understanding of the written word...
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  • Dover Beach
    Dover Beach Essay In the symbolic poem “Dover Beach” written by Matthew Arnold the main idea is that of change. The poet uses language features and techniques such as assonance, extended metaphor and adjectives as well as using symbolism. The effect of this is to decorate the poem and to enhance...
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  • Imagery in Dover Beach
    existence of God and discusses this with the dying light of faith, symbolized by the light he sees at “Dover Beach”. The use of imagery adds unique style to the poem witch Arnold uses to stimulate the imagination and creates vivid pictures in the mind of the reader. Work Cited Arnold, Matthews. “Dover Beach.” The Bedford Introduction to Literature. Ed. Michael Meyer. 10th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2013. 846-847. Print. ...
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  • Mathew Arnold "Culture and Anarchy"
    the sweetness and light of the Back to Full Books Culture and Anarchy by Matthew Arnold Part 2 out of 4 • FullBooks.com homepage • Index of Culture and Anarchy • Previous part (1) • Next part (3) few must be imperfect until the raw and unkindled masses of humanity...
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  • Dover Beach
    ”, Matthew Arnold writes “Ah, love, let us be true / To one another! for the world which seems / To lie before us like a land of dreams, / So various, so beautiful, so new, / Hath really neither joy, nor love, or light, / Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;” (28-33).  In these emotionally...
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  • Dover Beach
    the idea of confusion in the poet, evoking a battle with the absence of light, showing a sense of resignation lamenting the bad situation between people and the faith in god. In conclusion, it is completely clear how Matthew Arnold conveys his feelings of confusion and despair in Dover Beach, representing the Victorian Period with the Industrial revolution who has change mostly people life, making them more misery. Lucas Schioppa     ...
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  • Dover Beach
    How can life or anything be so wonderful, but at times seem so unbearable? This is a question that Matthew Arnold may have asked himself one day, while writing "Dover Beach". This is a poem about a sea and a beach that is truly beautiful, but hold much deeper meaning than what meets the eye...
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  • William Wordsworth and Matthew Arnold
    Wordsworth, a very notable Romantic poet during this time period. In stark contrast, the Victorian Period was a time during which poets wrote about the environment that surrounded them, and tended to have a pessimistic view of life. Matthew Arnold, a Victorian poet, encompassed many of these qualities...
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  • Dover Beach Analysis
     The Analysis of Dover Beach By Matthew Arnold Matthew Arnold uses many literary techniques to make Dover Beach such a prominent and well-known poem. By rhetorical schemes, tropes, and imagery, Arnold demonstrates a theme that can connote many different ideas. However by analyzing this poem, I...
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