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Theme Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold portrays the theme of human misery being brought about because of the changing of the world Thesis That the changing world constitutes human misery is made apparent to the reader through Matthew Arnolds use of diction and imagery Paragraph Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold depicts human misery brought about by the changing world through by its main use of sea land and sky imagery The author observes the sea being calm tonight while tide is full line 2 which happens only whilst the moon lies fair line 2 The question that the sea will be calm tomorrow or next month is uncertain because the seas harmony depends on the irregular tide which is reliant still further or the altering pull of the moon On the French coast line 3 where the sea meets the land the light gleams and is gone because the light is harbored by the sea The luminosity cannot be unswerving if it is part of the incoherent sea Yet while light on the sea appears and disappears it stays incontrovertible where the cliffs of England stand line 4 and constantly illuminates the cliffs to make them seem relentlessly glimmering and vast line 4 Since the light is being haggard towards the incontrovertible cliffs rather than the incoherent sea it also depicts a light and dark imagery where the reader is inclined to prefer the secure illuminated cliffs while scorning the shadowy mysterious and unpredictable sea To further disregard the part of the world that changes the author includes an image of pebbles which the waves draw back and fling line 10 repetitively as you hear the grating roar line 9 and see the long line of spray line 7 These images construed together illustrate an image of tumultuous interruption in the natural array of things which also inexorably changes things And with the flinging grating roaring and spraying of pebbles against water the change seems
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