Authors > Verse > Matthew Arnold
The more tragic the situation, the deeper becomes the enjoyment; and the situation is more tragic in proportion as it becomes more terrible.
Author’s Preface, 1853.
Matthew Arnold
The Poems of Matthew Arnold, 1840–1867
While Arnold’s place among the great Victorian authors was solidified by his prose, his verse represents a bridge to the Modern era.
The Study of Poetry
Example of Arnold’s prose criticism.
Bartlett’s Arnold Quotations
Epitomal selections by John Bartlett.
Arnold Similes
Dover Beach; Dover Beach; From “Balder Dead”; From “Empedocles on Etna”; From ‘Empedocles on Aetna’; From “Sohrab and Rustum”; Geist’s Grave; Memorial Verses; Memorial Verses; Philomela; Philomela; The Buried Life; From ‘The Buried Life’; The Forsaken Merman; Forsaken Merman; The Forsaken Merman; The World and the Quietist; Written in Emerson’s Essays; From the Hymn of Empedocles; Requiescat; Requiescat; Scholar-Gipsy; Shakespeare; Shakespeare; Song of Callicles; The Song of Callicles; To Marguerite; To Marguerite; Rugby Chapel; The Better Part; Worldly Place; The Last Word; Progress; From ‘Lines Written in Kensington Gardens
Matthew Arnold
Chapter sections by W. Lewis Jones with bibliography from the Cambridge History of English Literature.


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