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  1. The meaning of the simile “lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled” stands for the greatness of an era in England when it was at the peak of commercial success and also during that time when people were happier and felt like they belonged there.

    The meaning of the simile “lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled” stands for the greatness of an era in England when it was at the peak of commercial success and also during that time when people were happier and felt like they belonged there.

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  1. “Dover Beach” by Matthew Arnold can be read as a love poem. He has written this poem while on his honeymoon and it can be seen through the poem, that the speaker is not alone. He shares his thoughts with his companion as that can be seen when he uses the word “we” in the poem, denoting that love canRead more

    “Dover Beach” by Matthew Arnold can be read as a love poem. He has written this poem while on his honeymoon and it can be seen through the poem, that the speaker is not alone. He shares his thoughts with his companion as that can be seen when he uses the word “we” in the poem, denoting that love can solve all problems. It doesn’t necessarily have to be romantic love but also love for humanity. The poet truly believes that love is the answer to loneliness and declining faith. He believes that the fights fought by the ignorant armies are not enough to heal mankind but love, even for a fleeting moment, is enough to make life meaningful and regain faith in one another.

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  1. The ignorant armies in the poem, “Dover Beach”, are the ones who are fighting and creating a chaos for something they don’t even know what. The battle fought by these armies is useless as they are ignorant of the cause.

    The ignorant armies in the poem, “Dover Beach”, are the ones who are fighting and creating a chaos for something they don’t even know what. The battle fought by these armies is useless as they are ignorant of the cause.

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  1. The poet speaks about Sophocles’s eternal note of sadness long ago. Sophocles, long ago had heard the eternal note of sadness while sitting “on the Aegean” and it brought to his mind human misery.

    The poet speaks about Sophocles’s eternal note of sadness long ago. Sophocles, long ago had heard the eternal note of sadness while sitting “on the Aegean” and it brought to his mind human misery.

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  1. “The eternal note of sadness” in the poem stands for the declining faith in religion and in humanity. The poet states that Sophocles heard the eternal note of sadness “on the Aegean” and it brought to his mind the human misery. The poet expresses that sadness by saying humans fear the unknown and heRead more

    “The eternal note of sadness” in the poem stands for the declining faith in religion and in humanity. The poet states that Sophocles heard the eternal note of sadness “on the Aegean” and it brought to his mind the human misery. The poet expresses that sadness by saying humans fear the unknown and hence, their faith is slowly fading away and they are turning against each other.

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