What is a good thesis statement that I can use for writing a research paper about Matthew Arnold and his poem "Dover Beach"?I have been working really hard in trying to figure one out but i haven't...

What is a good thesis statement that I can use for writing a research paper about Matthew Arnold and his poem "Dover Beach"?

I have been working really hard in trying to figure one out but i haven't really come up with anything good.

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Before thinking about how you wish to encapsulate your thesis into a “thesis statement”, you should first develop a thesis, i.e. a central idea. Once you have the idea, have researched it, and have developed your argument, you will find going back and creating a thesis statement somewhat easier.

For Matthew Arnold, you might want to consider the relationship of individual romantic love to religious faith. Is Arnold’s statement that he and his interlocutor should be true to one another a romantic ideal, or, like the strand, merely what is left once the sea of faith has receded? For a thesis you could either argue that this is or is not the case.



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