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  • Matthew Arnold Melancholy In Life
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    Matthew Arnold melancholy in life, religion, and love In Dover Beach, Matthew Arnold discusses his religious views, the melancholy in his life, and a new love, which he experiences by an isolated individual as he confronts the turbulent historical forces and the loss of religious faith in the modern world. Matthew Arnold's faith in his religion is lost, and he is awaiting his lost love. He is melancholy. The main theme in Matthew Arnold's, Dover Beach, is when an isolated individual experiences ...
  • Mrs Kathleen Dover's Former Lover
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    Natural Events: 'The Demon Lover'; The events in Elisabeth Bower's 'The Demon Lover'; can be explained naturally. The story being as vague as it is leads most to concur with the title of the story and imagine that there is a supernatural aspect in the story. In the short story, Kathleen has returned to her home in London that has been abandoned during the bombing of World War II. She is not expected, yet she finds a letter addressed to her on a table in the hallway. Twenty-five years has past si...
  • 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...
  • Sea Of Faith In Arnold's Dover Beach
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    Fahrenheit 451 is a well-written book that tells a story of a dream world and one man who wakes up from that dream. Montag, the protagonist of the story, brings home a book of poetry one day and begins to read the poem Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold to his wife and her guests. Many critics think that Bradbury picked this poem because it paralleled life in his book. The poem Dover Beach can be compared to Fahrenheit 451 because both pieces of writing talk about themes of true love, fantasy and all...
  • Motte And Bailey Castle
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    Seth Ingram The wide ranging and imposing site of Dover Castle in Kent, England has been used in various forms as a defensive stronghold for over two thousand years (Microart). Many years before the Normans ever arrived in 1066 to make the Dover castle we see today, this high land above the English Channel was the location of an Iron Age hill fort, which set the mold for the fortifications still visible today (Microart). The Dover Castle at Kent has undergone many additions and reconstructions o...
  • End To Human Misery
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    Essay on "Dover Beach", by Matthew Arnold I have struggled with the concept of a benevolent "God" or "higher power" all my life. Although that concept is now a part of my personal philosophy and is at the heart of how I define myself as a human being, the years that it took to arrive at that state were every bit as rocky as the shore of Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach". The author uses the audio and visual imagery of pebbles on a beach to describe a philosophical journey. He hears the "eternal not...
  • Mockery Of Victorian Values
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    "Dover Bitch': Mockery Of Victorian Values In " Dover Bitch': Mockery Of Victorian Values In "Dover Beach' "Dover Bitch': Mockery of Victorian Values in "Dover Beach' Hecht's parody "Dover Bitch' is a mockery of Victorian values shown in "Dover Beach', as well as those of his own period. Hecht candidly exaggerates the speech, ideas and symbols in "Dover Beach. '. The first evidence of Hecht's mockery is of speech at the beginning when he writes ' There stood Matthew Arnold and his girl All over,...

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