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.
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
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