Its hard to summarize a poem, but I'll try to show you how I read this particular poem. Read the poem out loud. Read it again, and stop at the end of each stanza, and think about what the author just said.
Early years[ edit ] The Reverend John Keblewho would become one of the leaders of the Oxford Movementstood as godfather to Matthew. InArnold was tutored by his uncle, Rev. John Buckland in the small village of Laleham. William Wordsworth was a neighbour and close friend. InArnold was sent to Winchester Collegebut in he returned to Rugby School where he was enrolled in the fifth form.
He moved to the sixth form in and thus came under the direct tutelage of his father. He wrote verse for the manuscript Fox How Magazine co-produced with his brother Tom for the family's enjoyment from to During his years there, he won school prizes for English essay writing, and Latin and English poetry.
His prize poem, "Alaric at Rome," was printed at Rugby.
Inhe won an open scholarship to Balliol CollegeOxford. During his residence at Oxford, his friendship became stronger with Arthur Hugh Cloughanother Rugby old boy who had been one of his father's favourites. Arnold attended John Henry Newman 's sermons at St.
Mary's but did not join the Oxford Movement.
His father died suddenly of heart disease inand Fox How became his family's permanent residence. Arnold's poem Cromwell won the Newdigate prize. He graduated in the following year with a 2nd class honours degree in Literae Humaniores colloquially Greats.
Inafter a short interlude of teaching at Rugby, he was elected Fellow of Oriel CollegeOxford. Inhe published his first book of poetry, The Strayed Reveller. Marriage and a career[ edit ] Wishing to marry, but unable to support a family on the wages of a private secretary, Arnold sought the position of, and was appointed, in Aprilone of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools.
The Arnolds had six children: Thomas — ; Trevenen William — ; Richard Penrose —an inspector of factories;  Lucy Charlotte — who married Frederick W. Arnold often described his duties as a school inspector as "drudgery," although "at other times he acknowledged the benefit of regular work.
He spent many dreary hours during the s in railway waiting-rooms and small-town hotels, and longer hours still in listening to children reciting their lessons and parents reciting their grievances.
But that also meant that he, among the first generation of the railway age, travelled across more of England than any man of letters had ever done. Although his duties were later confined to a smaller area, Arnold knew the society of provincial England better than most of the metropolitan authors and politicians of the day.
Inhe published Poems: Second Series appeared; also a selection, it included the new poem, Balder Dead. Arnold was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford inand he was the first in this position to deliver his lectures in English rather than in Latin.
On Translating Homer and the initial thoughts that Arnold would transform into Culture and Anarchy were among the fruits of the Oxford lectures.
Inhe conducted the first of three trips to the continent at the behest of parliament to study European educational practices. He self-published The Popular Education of Francethe introduction to which was later published under the title Democracy InArnold published Essays in Criticism: Second Series would not appear until Novembershortly after his untimely death.
Inhe published Thyrsishis elegy to Clough who had died in Culture and Anarchy, Arnold's major work in social criticism and one of the few pieces of his prose work currently in print was published in Literature and Dogma, Arnold's major work in religious criticism appeared in Matthew Arnold (24 December – 15 April ) was an English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools.
He was the son of Thomas Arnold, the famed headmaster of Rugby School, and brother to both Tom Arnold, literary professor, and William Delafield Arnold, Nationality: British. Although remembered now for his elegantly argued critical essays, Matthew Arnold, born in Laleham, Middlesex, on December 24, , began his career as a poet, winning early recognition as a student at the Rugby School where his father, Thomas Arnold, had earned national acclaim as a strict and innovative headmaster.
"Rugby Chapel" is a poem written by Matthew Arnold in but notpublished until This poem is a tribute to Arnold's deadfather, who was his mentor and inspiration for m uch of his work. “Shakespeare,” by the English poet Matthew Arnold (), is a sonnet written in tribute to one of England’s greatest sonnet writers and to the man whom many consider perhaps the.
Feb 22, · Don't' know nothin' 'bout you, Willy. Yer a mystery like God. But it's all good.
'Cuz you wrote like a God. (And kinda godlikely, you created yerself.) And it's all in yer pages, anyway. "Shakespeare" (Matthew Arnold) Others abide our question. Thou art free. We ask and ask: Thou smilest and art still, Out-topping regardbouddhiste.com: Resolved. Critical Appreciation Of Shakespeare By Matthew Arnold Critical appreciation of a poem is defined as the critical reading of a poem.
The meaning of its words, its rhyme, scheme, the speaker, figures of speech, the references to other works (intertextuality).