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History of English Literature-Feb.9 The 19th Century (conti..
History of English Literature-Feb.9 The 19th Century (continued)

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School
McMaster University
Department
English
Course
ENGLISH 1C06
Professor
Peter Walley
Semester
Winter

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February 9 The Nineteenth Century God and Nature Defiled continued Atheism becomes an optionMatthew ArnoldDover Beach o Verse form choppy in some imitating the sound of the waves cadence Breaks are within the line instead of at the end its melancholy long withdrawing roar 25Creates the sense of the vacuum when the wave pull the rocks back o Doesnt have a strict structure makes it owno Verse paragraphs follows the rain of thought almost a stream of consciousnessAlmost modern poetry much subjectively driven o Hes looking out the window talking to someone his lovergets a melancholy feeling linking it to the Tragedian writer Sophocles linking the sound of the sea to human misery for him the retreat of the sea is the retreat of God within society through the evocation of the seascapeMoon blanched land dead landscape Movement from calm beauty to violence over the course of the poemRhythmically threatening mechanical roar o White cliffs of Doveremblematic of England national site Everyone invadedDover as a
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