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What did Matthew Arnold do?

Matthew Arnold (24 December 1822 – 15 April 1888) was an English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools. He was the son of Thomas Arnold, the famed headmaster of Rugby School, and brother to both Tom Arnold, literary professor, and William Delafield Arnold, novelist and colonial administrator.

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Also to know is, how did Matthew Arnold die?

Heart failure

Beside above, when did Matthew Arnold die? April 15, 1888

In this regard, what did Matthew Arnold write about?

Matthew Arnold was an English poet and cultural critic, whose work remains amongst the best known of 19th century British poetry. Though he wrote on a variety of subjects, he is best known for his themes of nature, modern society, and moral instruction.

How does Matthew Arnold define poetry?

Arnold says poetry is an " application of ideas to life " . If the application of ideas is powerful the poetry will become great . He also lays emphasis on quality of " high seriousness " It comes with sincerity which poet feels for his subject.

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