Dover Beach | Study Guide

Matthew Arnold

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Overview

Author

Matthew Arnold

Year Published

1867

Type

Poem

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

The poem's speaker is addressing a loved one. Looking out on the sea through a window, the speaker describes the scene and expresses his ideas, feelings, and concerns about the world.

Tense

The poem is written in the present tense.

About the Title

The beach at Dover, England, is located on the Strait of Dover, a narrow strip of water that connects the English Channel to the North Sea. The impressive white cliffs abutting the beach are a well-known English landmark.

Summary

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