The subtle, tense, and often evasive prose of Ian McEwan's novel Saturday reads as an extended contemporary analogy of the themes anchored in Matthew Arnold's celebrated poem, "Dover Beach" (2132). The connection becomes point-blank at the critical scene in Saturday when a young woman saves herself from sexual assault by reciting "Dover Beach,"
Two Poems on Dover BeachHecht's The Dover Beach and Arnold's Dover Beach employ a variety of elements of poetry to illustrate the tone of the respective speakers. .... (1085 4 )
Dover Beach by Matthew ArnoldDover Beach by Matthew Arnold In "Dover Beach," Matthew Arnold (1998, p. 723) introduces the dominant image in the first line of the poem: "the sea is calm .... (815 3 )
"Dover Beach" and "God's Grandeur"Matthew Arnold, in "Dover Beach" (1848?), and Gerard Manley Hopkins, in "God's Grandeur" (1877), are both concerned with the question of the presence of God or .... (3075 12 )