The expression "distant northern sea" is another connecting element between the both stanzas. By mentioning the countries England and France the first stanza is talking about the northern sea. The main topic of the first stanza is the motion of sea. The reader can only guess that it refers to human misery, but the second stanza talks about to the human misery in line 18... Showed first 250 characters
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The reader can only guess that it refers to human misery, but the second stanza talks about to the human misery in line 18.
The third stanza abstracts the image of the sea and uses it as a metaphor ("sea of faith") to show that "once" (l.22) humanity was more religious... Showed next 250 characters
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Nature especially the sea is used in order to draw a comparison between the fights of nature and the human misery.
The poem consists of four stanzas which have a different amount of lines...
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Matthew Arnold - Dover Beach
First of all, we are start with the biography of the poet. Because most information is not really required to understand the poem, we are going to cut it short...
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Analysis "Dover Beach"
The Victorian Age was a different time period. It was the beginning of a new civilization based on industry, time, and money. The values brought about by the changing times were hard for the British to cope with...
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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...
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How is it possible that life can be so magnificent, but at other times it can be so miserable? Matthew Arnold probably asked himself this when he wrote "Dover Beach"...
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dover Beach By Arnold: Irony, Images, And Illusions
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