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Dover Beach
by Matthew Arnold

The Dialogue of the Mind with Itself
Read the biography here and contemplate what would make Arnold valuable as a critic of his own age. What do you think the purpose of literary criticism is? Do you believe there is such a thing as constructive criticism? If an arts critic were to put your artwork, writing, or music under the microscope, by what standards would you want it to be judged? Keeping your answer in mind, write a brief critical essay of "Dover Beach."

Welcome to Dover Museum and the Bronze Age Boat Gallery
The Dover Museum provides an overview of Dover. Use information from this site, including the Dover History link, to help complete the Internet Connection Activity from your textbook.