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Emilie Sellers

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Emilie Sellers

on 16 May 2011

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Poetry Terms Similie
A comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind using like and as. Example:
For the world, which seems to lie before us like a land of dreams. Metaphore
When something is compared not using like or as. Example:
The sea is calm tonight. Poetry Terms Personification
The attribution of a human characteristics to something nonhuman. Example:
You hear the granting roar of pebbles which the waves draw back and fling. Poetry Terms Dover Beach
By: Matthew Arnold Paraphrase Poem Theme Textual Support:
"Ah, love let us be true to one another! For the world, which seems to lie before us like a land of dreams." Descriptive Words/Phrases: Love
Peace Powerful Phrase:
"Ah, love let us be true to one another!"

I think it is because its a cry out of desperation for true love to be real. Arnold describes the peacful
beach in the first stanza. In the second stanza, he is talks about human misery. Then he starts talking about how he once heard the beach as it usually does but now he hears melancholy as the waves crash onto the shore. In the last stanze he cries to the earth and the beach to let his love to be as true as it can be. He describes how people aren't as honest as they should be. December 24, 1822 to April 15, 1888 Believed he needed the best education. He was a Poet and a Critic He connects his thoughts, beliefs and attitudes to his poems. Vitctorian Religion and honesty was a big thing for him. Love can be true even though the world around us may not be. Write-Like As the desert is dry and unbearable
I can't help but think about our love.
During the day, the desert weather is terrible.
As the sun sets, the air is cool and relaxing.
As you wake up I cry, when you sleep I'm fine.
What do I do? My time is running. Class Activity
1. Who was the poet of Dover Beach?
2. When was he born?
3. What literary period was the poem written in? Work Cited Arnold, Matthew. "Dover Beach". Sime, Richard,ed. Elements of Literature. Austin, Texas. Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 2003. Print.
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