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Austerity Of Poetry

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"Austerity of Poetry" by Matthew Arnold is a thought-provoking collection of essays that explores the impact of poetry on society and culture. Arnold argues that poetry should be appreciated for its intellectual and moral significance, rather than simply its aesthetic value. He delves into the role of the poet as a critic and educator, urging readers to engage with poetry in a more meaningful way. While some may find Arnold's views on poetry to be overly serious or academic, his insights provide a fresh perspective on the importance of this art form in our lives.Overall, "Austerity of Poetry" is a compelling read that challenges readers to reevaluate their perceptions of poetry and its place in society. Arnold's eloquent prose and thoughtful analysis make this book a valuable addition to any literature lover's collection.

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Matthew Arnold was an English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools. He has been characterised as a sage writer, a type of writer who chastises and instructs the reader on contemporary social issues.


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