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  • 0 The Sea
    255 words
    Peaceful Dover beach, which was calm the night when Arnold was there, showed us the difficulty of accomplishing something. By using ideational structure full of metaphors and making each stanza to have its own characteristic, Arnold effectively transferred the theme of the poem. The poetry starts with the description of Dover beach at a moment, which would not last forever, directed us to the sadness or disappointment that he would reveal later in poetry. The first stanza is very much about desc...
  • Matthew Arnold In The Poem Dover Beach
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    Dover Beach by: Matthew Arnold In the poem Dover Beach by: Matthew Arnold there is a lot of irony, appeal to the auditory and visual sense, and illusions. The tone in this poem is very sad and dismal, but he shows us how to keep faith and hope in spite of that and how important being honest, true, and faithful to one another, really is. Throughout this poem, Arnold mentions all of these traits and ties them all together. The irony in this poem is the main plot of the poem. A man has taken a woma...
  • Image Of A Calm Sea
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    Matthew Arnold's "Dover beach" describe the way in which perceptions are mislead society. The use of metaphors, symbolisms, allusiveness, technical quantities, and imagery assist the speaker's thought regards between what is seen and what is real. Dover beach was written during Victorian era. Which brought civilization based on industry, value and money. This is the time which people start questioning the existence of God. The speaker observed the plight of Victorian era. And he sought an answer...
  • Arnold's Dover Beach
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    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 poem is written in free verse with no particular meter or rhyme scheme, although some of the words do rhyme. Arnold is the speaker speaking to someone he loves. As the poem progresses, the reader sees wh...
  • Mood Arnold
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    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 literary elements, Arnold portrays the man standing before the window pondering the sound of the pebbles tossing in the waves as representation of human suffering. The man arrives at the vision of humanity...
  • Curse And The Lady Of Shalot
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    Find a painting or read a poem? What do you see? What do you think? Have you just glanced at the piece and not given it a second thought? Accepting it for face value? Or perhaps you have you re-read it thinking about the hidden meanings in between the versus or brushstrokes? As a critic, William Pater feels that the job of the critic is to "distinguish and analyze". The critic should look at a piece analyzing it from his personal perspective. If you simply looked at the piece and accepted it for...

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