Matthew Arnold

(1822-1888 / Middlesex / England)

Dover Beach - Poem by Matthew Arnold

The sea is calm to-night.
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
Upon the straits; - on the French coast the light
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Topic(s) of this poem: beach

Comments about Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold

  • (12/3/2017 9:32:00 AM)

    isko hindi me batao (Report) Reply

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  • Samuel Segun Toluwalase (2/17/2017 9:23:00 AM)

    I love this write up and i am tempted to say that heart of Matthew wrote him. Fantastic poem (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (1/4/2017 5:19:00 PM)

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    having true love? nothing else matters. (Report) Reply

  • (12/27/2016 12:07:00 PM)

    Dover Beach Reading (Revised)
    I had to upload a revised recording because the first version was cut short, but here is my reading of Dover Beach:

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  • Muzahidul Reza (11/2/2016 2:01:00 PM)

    One of the wonderful, meaningful, excellent weitten piece of literature, readin any one must be charmed instantly (Report) Reply

  • Jeanie  Leyba (7/4/2016 4:25:00 AM)

    That was really good and beautiful well written (Report) Reply

  • John Maxwell (5/23/2016 2:25:00 PM)

    Dover Beach is a downright insight into the Bards of old, an you my friend are just one
    of them. Great write and I like your sentence structure.
    John Maxwell
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  • Reshma Elza Ulahannan (3/27/2016 2:54:00 AM)

    The Sea of Faith
    Was once, too, at the full, and round earth's shore
    Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furl'd.
    But now I only hear
    Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar,
    my favourite lines
    very good poem on beautiful the topic
    Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar,
    Retreating, to the breath
    (Report) Reply

  • Moira Cameron (3/20/2016 12:07:00 AM)

    The last verse is quite striking - captures the feeling of us vs the world. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/19/2016 12:21:00 PM)

    The turbid ebb and flow! With the muse of nature. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (3/19/2016 7:54:00 AM)

    Sea is calm, ebb and flow of waves denoting the struggle and flight of human army at night in confusion says the poem about human difficulty going on with dreams of a better tomorrow that the scene of Dover beach shows now! (Report) Reply

  • (3/19/2016 3:50:00 AM)

    Amazing flow of the poem has enhances it's captivating capacity. Narration of the beach and it's surroundings is superb as also the style of unfolding of the story in the poem. Thanks for sharing here. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (3/19/2016 1:41:00 AM)

    Nice description of the beach, Liked it thanks for sharing,10 (Report) Reply

  • (3/7/2016 8:02:00 AM)

    A poem full of truths unchanged through the passing of time. Life is ebbs and tides. Awesome poem. (Report) Reply

  • Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek (2/15/2016 10:32:00 AM)

    Ah, love, let us be true
    To one another! for the world, which seems
    To lie before us like a land of dreams,
    So various, so beautiful, so new,

    If we want to see the beauty of the world, we can surely do but sparing some moments of contemplation and share others' feelings and life.
    (Report) Reply

  • Jennifer Rondeau (2/6/2016 12:13:00 AM)

    I love it alot: D
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  • (12/13/2015 2:54:00 AM)

    A ravishing mise-en-scene coupled with a profound meditation on the fragility of human life. IMHO the greatest English poem of the 19TH century. Er, come to think of it... (Report) Reply

  • (10/8/2015 7:16:00 PM)

    Very beautiful and it shows how you feel and see things through your own perspective (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (8/21/2015 10:59:00 AM)

    Nicely written poem..... (Report) Reply

  • Fer Basbas (6/29/2015 11:59:00 AM)

    ignorant armies clash by night (Report) Reply

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