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

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

    I love it alot: D (Report) Reply

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  • john webb (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

  • Laura Callahan (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 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

  • Lokendra Singh Lokendra Singh (6/22/2015 3:09:00 AM)

    I likes Mathew Arnold's poems since my childhood..... I have grown up by reading his poems... I really loves them and enjoy them..... (Report) Reply

  • Godfrey Morris Godfrey Morris (6/2/2015 10:03:00 PM)

    Great flow. Great poen (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (1/24/2015 12:55:00 AM)

    Apart from the great poetic mind the poem is one of the greatest and marvelous ideas and it is very nice to read and rhyme is also fascinating. (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Feldman (9/7/2014 4:26:00 AM)

    One of the greatest Poems of the English language.
    Then and for all times to come. (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Feldman (9/7/2014 4:22:00 AM)

    One of the greatest Poems of the English language.
    Then and for all times to come. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (6/18/2014 11:47:00 AM)

    ..............a wonderful poem.....sure there must be a great story behind this poem.... (Report) Reply

  • Francis Lynch Francis Lynch (4/26/2014 10:51:00 PM)

    Sounds a bit isolationist. Word has it Arnold was on his wedding night when he wrote this. I'd try to forget the cares of the world too. (Report) Reply

  • Herbert Guitang Herbert Guitang (4/26/2014 12:11:00 PM)

    a matter of faith that can move the people in another level. Masterpiece Poem (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai Ramesh Rai (4/26/2014 5:21:00 AM)

    This expresses the feelings of a poet during those days when the world had so many problems. Entire human society was ruled by monarchy and slavery system but the heart of the poet spreads its wings for eternal love. (Report) Reply

  • Ian Elliott Ian Elliott (10/12/2013 10:59:00 AM)

    First encountered part of this poem in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. It is a lament for the decline of faith, and as such, it expresses the naivete of youth. (Report) Reply

  • izzy The Unicorn (9/30/2013 3:42:00 PM)

    oh well this is sad and about pain: (still pretty cool :) (Report) Reply

  • M C (8/22/2012 10:30:00 AM)

    This poem speaks so beautifully to how I have felt after becoming handicapped and after a failed relationship with an unstable, destitute, mentally ill woman, both experiences of which have fundamentally shaped how I view reality. Health and well-being are frighteningly thin veneers. One of the truest fragments of the English language is in this poem: no help for pain. (Report) Reply

  • John Boney (8/22/2012 12:26:00 AM)

    i love this poem period.. i dont have an opinion on it like the rest........tho i will say it..i love this poem, it reminds me of god and real desire for faith.. thank u no more comments (Report) Reply

  • Allison Helman (4/26/2012 9:10:00 AM)

    I feel a better understanding of being a Victorian. How isolating and dark to mark the eternal as collective, pitiless bleak memory reflecting for him as water does at least on the surface. I myself would not have wanted to wander far from my flowers, dance, and music and having very pretty dresses. (Report) Reply

  • Ava Anderson (4/26/2012 8:27:00 AM)

    wow peoples u have some strooong feelings (Report) Reply

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