• Shakespeare
    imitates Arnold's touchstone method to discover 'tension', or the proper balance between connotation and denotation, in poetry. These new critics have come a long way from the Romantic approach to poetry, and this change in attitude could be attributed to Arnold, who comes midway between the two schools...
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  • Shakespeare (Poem) by Matthew Arnold
    Matthew Arnold (1822-1888), the Victorian poet and critic, was 'the first modern critic' [1], and could be called 'the critic's critic', being a champion not only of great poetry, but of literary criticism itself. The purpose of literary criticism, in his view, was 'to know the best that is known...
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  • Matthew Arnold’s “Culture and Anarchy”
    ’: Arnold’s Touchstones of Ethics". Cambridge Quarterly: 38.4 (2009), pp. 307-327 Caufield, James Walter. "’Poetry Is the Reality’: Matthew Arnold Tackles the Athletes of Logic (and Theory)". Cambridge Quarterly: 39.3 (2010), pp. 237-259. English summary. Collini, Stefan. "From ’Non-Fiction Prose’ to...
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  • Arnold's Touchstone Method
    touchstone by which the merit of contemporary poetic work can be tested. This is the central idea of Arnold’s Touchstone Method.                                                       Matthew Arnold's Touchstone Method of Criticism was really a comparative system of criticism.  Arnold was...
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  • The Study of Poetry - Mathew Arnold
    importance often makes us rate a work as higher than it really deserves. In order to form a real estimate, one should have the ability to distinguish a real classic. At this point, Arnold offers his theory of Touchstone Method. A real classic, says Arnold, is a work, which belongs to the class of the...
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  • Walden
    of critics including new critics such as T. S. Eliot, F. R. Leavis, and Allen Tate. He was the founder of the sociological school of criticism, and through his touchstone method introduced scientific objectivity to critical evaluation by providing comparison and analysis as the two primary tools of...
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  • Ba English
    — Sheridan, Goldsmith 18th Century Novel — Fielding, Richardson UNIT — IV Romantic Movement Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley and Byron Charles Lamb, De Quincey and Hazlitt Jane Austen & Walter Scott UNIT — V Tennyson, Browning, Matthew Arnold. Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Thomas...
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  • Coleridge
    Arnolds. The influence of Nature las well as that of Wordsworth the poet can be traced in Matthew Arnold s work, specially, in his poetry. But the most dominant was the influence of his own father who was a scholar and a disciplinarian. Thomas Arnold taught him Latin when Matthew was still a boy of...
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  • Homer a Key to Literary Appreciation
    leisurely pace of the narrative create that plainness, directness, and nobility that Matthew Arnold celebrated in On Translating Homer. Characteristic of Homer too are his restraint, his simple but unaffected handling of the most poignant human situations, and his lack of straining after effects...
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  • Dover Beach
    In the poem "Dover Beach",witten in 1867 Matthew Arnold creates the mood of the poem through the usage of different types of imagery. He uses a dramatic plot in the form of a soliloquy. Arnold also uses descriptive adjectives, similes and metaphors to create the mood. Through the use of these...
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  • The Evolution of Criticism in the 19th Century
    Matthew Arnold, John Ruskin, Walter Pater, and Oscar Wilde were 19th century writers who all had one belief in common: that the criticism of works of art is at least as important as the works of art themselves. In 1865, Matthew Arnold stated that the function of criticism is “to see the object as...
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  • Introduction to Islam
    amongst many others (may peace be on them all). | | CONCEPT OF GOD * The Most Concise Definition of God * Surah Ikhlas - the touchstone of theology * What does Islam say about ‘god-men’? * By what name do we call God? * God does not take human form: * God does not perform ungodly...
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  • Islam and Other Religions
    . It also means that Allah (swt) is not dependent on any person or thing, but all persons and things are dependent on Him. Surah Ikhlas - the touchstone of theology: Surah Ikhlas (Chapter 112) of the Glorious Qur'an, is the touchstone of theology. ‘Theo' in Greek means God and ‘logy...
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  • Matthew Arnold “the Study of Poetry” (1880)
    MATTHEW ARNOLD “THE STUDY OF POETRY” (1880) In his anthology of English poetry, Arnold illustrates the allegedly objective critical judgment of which he speaks in “The Function of Criticism at the Present Time” in terms of his selection of those poets worthy in his view of being anthologised. In...
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  • O-Level Accounting Q.Paper
    MATERIAL FOR USE WITH QUESTION 2 2. Matthew and Arnold are in partnership. They deal in spare parts for cars and also have a small workshop where they repair cars for their customers. Here is their trial balance at 31 December 2008. DR £ Administration expenses Bank balance Buildings at cost Capital...
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  • M.A notes
    Touchstone Method" - introduced scientific objectivity to critical evaluation by providing comparison and analysis as the two primary tools for judging individual poets. Thus, Chaucer, Dryden, Pope, and Shelley fall short of the best, because they lack "high seriousness". Even Shakespeare thinks...
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  • Meselson-Stahl Experiment
     Meselson–Stahl experiment From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Meselson–Stahl experiment was an experiment by Matthew Meselson and Franklin Stahl in 1958 which supported the hypothesis that DNA replication was semiconservative. In semiconservative replication, when the double stranded DNA...
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  • what is Literature?
    Anglo-American literary criticism, e.g. Matthew Arnold, a very influential 19th-century critic and Eneas Sweetland Dallas? Brobjer only discusses Matthew Arnold very briefly (88-89), but without any reference to The Gay Science, while Arnold advocated the marriage of art and science as ‘gay science...
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  • Alternative Ways or Models for Teaching Language
    English CUP (ch.3, and ch.6) Gower, R.et al (1995): Teaching Practice Handbook, (chap. 6) Heinemann Harmer, J. 2007 The Practice of English Language Teaching Longman Matthews, A et al 1985. At the Chalkface Edward Arnold (ch.2,3,4.) Scrivener, J 1994. Learning Teaching Heinemann (ch.9...
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  • ULYSSES
    ., 1982. 5. Nowell, S., Poetry and Prose of Robert Browning, London, Hull, 1950. 6. Rai, V. History of English Literature, Varanasi, Bhartiya Vidya Prakashan, 1966. 7. Reeves, J. Teaching Poetry, London, Heinemann, 1963. ___________________ 107 UNIT-6 MATTHEW ARNOLD: A...
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