• 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 responsible...
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  • Matthew Arnold’s “Culture and Anarchy”
    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 Thomas Ohse Lehramt BK Bachelor v1 (2011) Matrikelnummer:...
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  • Seminar Paper
    Arnold’s life Matthew Arnold (24 December 1822 – 15 April 1888) was a British poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools. He was the son of Thomas Arnold, the famed headmaster of Rugby School, and brother to both Tom Arnold, literary professor, and William Delafield Arnold, novelist and...
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  • An Imitative Narrative in Mathew Arnold’s Work as a Reflection of Victorian Thought and Beliefs.
    anarchists and the French symbolists, Christian and Utopian socialists, and eventually the Victorian writers Carlyle, Ruskin, William Morris and Mathew Arnold. An important strand of thought inherited by writers was “Hetrological or alternative tradition (Habib, A History OF Literary Criticism, p503). This...
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  • The Quarrel Between Faith and Reason
    as literary -- begins a complex of interrelated allusions to Newman, Oxford, and the Tractarian [26/27] Movement. Moreover, it becomes clear that Arnold, always tortuously conscious of his public stance and tone, looked to Newman above all others for the qualities of mind and the tone of public discourse...
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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 future...
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  • Mass culture
    structured by three cultures, high, popular and mass but Matthew Arnold ‘seeks to do away with classes; to make the best that has been thought and known in the world current everywhere; to make all live in an atmosphere of sweetness and light.’ However there is still classes that separate us for one...
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  • The Way It Goes
    of a cultural hierarchy. In High Brow, Low Brow, Lawrence Levine links the emergence of this sentiment to the influence of the Englishman Matthew Arnold. Arnold had given such dissenters something to fill the void when, in 1867, he redefined "culture" as "the best that has been thought and known in...
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  • Coleridge
    Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Spenser Faerie Queene Alexander Pope The Rape of the Lock Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Kubla Khan Matthew Arnold The Forsaken Merman Dover Beach Scholar Gypsy Memorial Verses to Wordsworth 5 43 80 Unit 4 115 4 M.A. (Previous) POETRY PAPER-V (Option-I)...
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  • Language of Culture
    Notes: The Language of Culture Arnold, “Culture and Anarchy” Introduction * Politics and Culture appear to be poles apart * Men of politics do not feel very positive above culture and men of culture * Call culture “Cant” and useless * Yes Arnold agrees that men of culture cannot...
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  • Dover Beach
    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 Arnold arguably scripted some of the greatest poems The world has ever known. Arguably the most...
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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 the...
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  • Imagery in Dover Beach
    Matthew Arnold’s use of Imagery in “Dover Beach” In Matthew Arnold’s poem “Dover Beach”, Arnold uses imagery to get across the message that theological and moral precepts have shaken the faith of people in God and religion. Throughout the poem Arnold uses the imagery techniques such as metaphors,...
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  • Dover Beach
    Matthew Arnold’s “Dover Beach” (1867) is a moving dynamic of the older poetic philosophy of Romanticism and its evolution into the more cynical Modernism of the Industrial Revolution.  As an individual work, analyzed for its own deliberate virtue, Matthew Arnold’s “Dover Beach” would hold a great deal...
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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 interpreted...
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  • Mathew Arnold "Culture and Anarchy"
    Anarchy by Matthew Arnold Part 1 out of 4 • FullBooks.com homepage • Index of Culture and Anarchy • Next part (2) This etext was produced by Alfred J. Drake, Ph.D. CULTURE AND ANARCHY: AN ESSAY IN POLITICAL AND SOCIAL CRITICISM 1869, FIRST EDITION MATTHEW ARNOLD Chapter...
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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. The...
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  • Dover Beach
    Dover Beach by Matthey Arnold “Dover Beach” is an expression of melancholy and the condition of human nature. It is clearly seen how Matthew Arnold conveys his feelings of confusion and despair in Dover Beach through the use of literary devices. This statement is going to be analyzes in the following...
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  • William Wordsworth and Matthew Arnold
    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 in his writing. The two poets, distinguished in two completely different time periods with...
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  • Dover Beach
    The opening stanza of Matthew Arnold’s “Dover Beach” is a soothing description of what is believed to be Matthew Arnold looking out the window of his honeymoon cottage over a moonlit pebble beach of the Dover area of Southeastern England. All, save for the last line, is poetic romanticism at its finest;...
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