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Sep 28

Mathew Arnold’s Estimates of Various Poets

Discuss about Mathew Arnold’s estimates of various poets. 1. Geoffrey Chaucer: a. Chaucer’s poetry is superior to the French Roman’s poetry of the 12th and 13th Centuries; but his greatness does not lie in the historical estimate alone. The great superiority of Chaucer’s poetry lies in matter and manner of his poetry. Arnold says that, Dryden was …

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