What does Matthew Arnold say about the sea in his poem Dover Beach?

What does Matthew Arnold say about the sea in his poem Dover Beach?

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  1. In the poem, initially, the sea has been described as “calm” by Matthew Arnold. The speaker says “The sea is calm tonight./ The tide is full.” As the poem progresses, the image of the sea gets resonated to human-like emotions. The poet says that the sea is a symbol of religious faith and the eternal note of sadness of human misery.

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