Critical Appreciation Of Dover Beach

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"Dover Beach written by Matthew Arnold
The Sea of Faith Was once, too, at the full, and round earth’s shore
Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled.
But now I only hear
Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar,
Retreating, to the breath
Of the night-wind, down the vast edges drear
And naked shingles of the world.

Ah, love, let us be true
To one another! For the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight
Where ignorant armies crash by night.” (Arnold 1867)

After reading the poem "Dover Beach" written by Matthew Arnold, I Think the main theme for this poem is being in on the sea in the night. What I really thought about this element was being on the sea lying enjoying the breeze, hearing the wind blow, and the water splashing. Been able to walk the sea on the sand enjoying the nice land that the earth has to bring us. What is the other thing that this tells me is how hard to discover the truth. I really had to do a little research on “shingles” I didn’t know that shingles is also means Pebbles on the beach, when I read the word Shingles I am thinking about Shingles on the roof. “The Sea of Faith” actually means a real sea with a beach with pebbles. "The Melancholy, long, withdrawing roar” (Arnold 1867) term of fear. The Poem has really set the paste, it has taken us to a real sea, a beach that has such great sand with pebbles on it. Something that we emotionally hurt, this poem has really told us a story that really reference to a Place that does exist. As I said before about the sand...

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...hase “Ah, Love, let us be true” (Arnold 1867) As I read this term I am thinking about two hoping that they have find love. wishing that it could be true. “To lie before us like a land of dreams” (Arnold 1867) this phase is something that that are dreaming about to lie before something like that is really hard to find I think, I really know exactly what they mean I have really been trying to figure out love that subject is really hard to find. I really think it really takes time to figure it all out, I really believe in taking your time to make sure that the person you really believe is the one before you make that one decision you want to seat down and find out about each other in life.
The last part of this poem has me a bit confused, I am thinking that its wants no pain that has been struggling to survive the night. Having the dreams to lie in the land.

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