what is the eternal note of sadness in dover beach?

what is the eternal note of sadness in dover beach?

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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 hence, their faith is slowly fading away and they are turning against each other.

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