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Sohrab and Rustum

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Balder Dead

Balder Dead  

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Long blank verse poem by Matthew Arnold, published in 1855. It develops, like *‘Sohrab and Rustum’, from Arnold's argument in the ‘Preface’ to his Poems (1853) that action of permanent ...
Firdawsi

Firdawsi  

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(d. ca. 1020)National poet of Iran. Born, died, and buried in Tus, northeastern Iran. Most famous for his epic story of Persian kings and dynasties, Shahnameh (Book of kings). Although there is a ...
Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold  

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(1822–88),English poet, critic, and educator, visited the U.S. in 1883 and again in 1886, at which times he delivered the lectures collected in Discourses in America (1885) and gathered the ...

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