Mathew Arnold

  • Matthew Arnolds Culture and Anarchy A Comprehensive Analysis

    Matthew Arnold’s “Culture and Anarchy”: A Comprehensive Analysis

    Matthew Arnold, a well known poet and cultural critic from the Victorian era, extensively wrote about culture and anarchy in his influential work called “Culture and Anarchy.” This significant essay was serialized in Cornhill Magazine between 1867 1868 and later published as a complete book in 1869. In this piece, Arnold explores the goals of culture while critiquing the emerging…

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    Explain Arnold’s Concept of “Poetry as Criticism of Life”

    In his essay, ‘The Study of Poetry,’ Matthew Arnold has introduced poetry as a criticism of life. At the start of his essay, he states: “In poetry as criticism of life, under conditions fixed for such criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty, the spirit of our race will find, as time goes by and as other…

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  • Analysis-of-Essay-_The-Function-of-Criticism-at-Present-Time_-by-Matthew-Arnold-1

    Analysis of Essay “The Function of Criticism at Present Time” by Matthew Arnold

    Matthew Arnold’s other essay, “The Function of Criticism at Present Time,” written thirteen years after the preface, is an essay in which Arnold dwells on a critic’s responsibility to the reading public. His work goes beyond a narrow interpretation of the judgment of works of art and embraces a more extensive range. The first argument he makes is about objectivity,…

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    Analysis of “The Study of Poetry” by Matthew Arnold

    Matthew Arnold, the great poet-critic, was born at Laleham in Middlesex’s country on 24th December 1822. Arnold was the eldest son of his father, Dr. Arnold, the legendary schoolmaster and curator of the modern type of Public School. His mother, Mary Penrose, his mother, was also an intellectual person and a remarkable character lady. Though one cannot say that Arnold…

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