Dover Beach


Dover Beach

The Poem Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold
This is a specific example of Dark poetry and a Dark themed poem. This section provides a selection of different types of Dark poetry and poems by a famous Poet. The Dark poetry and poems have been selected to cover all aspect of this kind of poetry and poem. The following poem Dover Beach from this famous poet Matthew Arnold can be used as a useful example of Dark poetry.
 

The poem Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold

 The sea is calm tonight.
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
Upon the straits; on the French coast the light
Gleams and is gone; the cliffs of England stand,
Glimmering and vast, out in the tranquil bay.
Come to the window, sweet is the night air!
Only, from the long line of spray
Where the sea meets the moon-blanched land,
Listen! you hear the grating roar
Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling,
At their return, up the high strand,
Begin, and cease, and then again begin,
With tremulous cadence slow, and bring
The eternal note of sadness in.

Sophocles long ago
Heard it on the gan, and it brought
Into his mind the turbid ebb and flow
Of human misery; we
Find also in the sound a thought,
Hearing it by this distant northern sea.

The Sea of Faith
Was once, too, at the full, and round earth's shore
Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled.
But now I only hear
Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar,
Retreating, to the breath
Of the night wind, down the vast edges drear
And naked shingles of the world.

Ah, love, let us be true
To one another! for the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.
 

 

The Poem Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold - Example of Dark Poetry
Poetry written with a Dark theme such as the poem Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold is piece of literature written by the poet in meter or verse expressing various emotions which are expressed by the use of variety of techniques including metaphors, similes and onomatopoeia. The emphasis on the aesthetics of language and the use of techniques such as repetition, meter and rhyme are what are commonly used to distinguish Dark poetry from Dark prose. Poems often make heavy use of imagery and word association to quickly convey emotions. A famous example of Dark poetry is the poem Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold.

The Poem Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold - Example of Structure of Dark Poetry
The structure used in a Dark poem varies with different types of poetry and can be seen in the above example of the poem Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold. The structural elements might include the line, couplet, strophe and stanza. Poets and Dark Poetry combine the use of language and a specific structure to create an imaginative and expressive poem such as Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold. The structure used in Dark Poetry types are also used when considering the visual effect of a finished poem.
 

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