19 October 2012
An Imitative Narrative in Mathew Arnold’s Work as a Reflection of
Victorian thought and beliefs.
The main streams constituting modern European and American thought, as imperialism, empiricism, rationalism, utilitarianism, racism and pragmati...
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 re...
Department of English and American Studies
L.008.32260 Texts and Genres: “Victorian Literature”
Instructor: Dr. Christina Flotmann
Date: Summer-Term 2012
Matthew Arnold’s “Culture and Anarchy”
A Rhetorical Analysis of a Victorian Periodical Essay
Lehramt BK Bachelor...
The role of love in the age of religious doubt and political, spiritual and social unrest as presented in Matthew Arnold’s ‘Dover Beach’.
The Victorian Era was, without a doubt, an extraordinarily complex age. It was a time of tremendous scientific progress, invention and exploration. It was...
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CULTURE AND ANARCHY: AN ESSAY IN POLITICAL AND SOCIAL CRITICISM
1869, FIRST EDITION...
Culture and Anarchy: An Essay in Political and Social Criticism (1869) Mthew Arnold original
[iii] My foremost design in writing this Preface is to address a word of exhortation to the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. In the essay which follows, the reader will often find Bishop Wilson q...
Word choice, denotation and connotation
Word choice refers to the poet's poetic diction. In Dover Beach', Matthew Arnold uses formal diction. He chose his words carefully. When he says that the world does not give us love', he means that the world lacks imagination and can know very little abo...
Romantic and Victorian Eras in British Literature
The Romantic Period, which included the years 1798-1832, was an era revolting against the 18th century literary style. The time period was filled with poets who dramatically poured their beliefs into their writings and poetry such as William Wordswo...
Matthew Arnold – Dover Beach
First of all, we are start with the biography of the poet. Because most information is not really required to understand the poem, we are going to cut it short.
Matthew Arnold, born in 1822, went to the Rugby School when he was four years old. His...
“Dover Beach” is a dramatic monologue of thirty-seven lines, divided into four unequal sections or “paragraphs” of fourteen, six, eight, and nine lines. In the title, “Beach” is more significant than “Dover,” for it points at the controlling image of the poem.
On a ple...
PRJ Dover Beach
In the poem “Dover Beach” by Matthew Arnold I noticed that there was some repetition towards the end of the poem along with allusion which brings out the dreary tone of the poems subject. All of these literary devices really bring out the subject. But these are j...
Thou, who dost dwell alone;
Thou, who dost know thine own;
Thou, to whom all are known,
From the cradle to the grave,--
Save, O, save!
From the world's temptations;
From that fierce anguish
Wherein we languish;
From that torpor deep
Wherein we lie asleep,
In Stefan Collini's opinion, "Dover Beach" is a difficult poem to analyze, and some of its passages and metaphors have become so well known that they are hard to see with "fresh eyes". Arnold begins with a naturalistic and detailed nightscape of the beach at Dover in which auditory imag...
Discuss on the elegiac quality of Arnold’s poetry. / Write a note on the dominating note of melancholy in Arnold’s poetry. / Discuss Arnold’s criticism of life expounded in his poems. / ‘Arnold’s poems are always of regret, loss of faith, instability and nostalgia.’ Elucidate.
Matthew Arnold’s famous poem “Dover Beach” contrasts strongly and in many ways with Augustus Toplady’s hymn “If, on a Quiet Sea,” particularly in its attitude toward religious faith. Arnold’s poem expresses great doubts about the future of religion; Toplady’s hymn is a fervent expres...
Light in August is probably Faulkner's most complex and difficult novel. Here he combined numerous themes on a large canvas where many aspects of life are vividly portrayed. The publication of this novel marked the end of Faulkner's greatest creative period — in four years he had published five su...
As a poet Arnold is generally admitted to rank among the Victorians next after Tennyson and Browning. The criticism, partly true, that he was not designed by Nature to be a poet but made himself one by hard work rests on his intensely, and at the outset coldly, intellectual and moral temperament. He...