Advice from the Masters: Matthew Arnold

Sep 17, 2014 | Better Writing

Matthew Arnold was a poet. I know that because I read “Dover Beach” in college. I also loved Anthony Hecht’s “Dover Bitch,” which was a delightful commentary on Arnolds poem, I thought. That’s pretty much it for my knowledge of Arnold, except that I came across the following quote of his and it was just too good to pass up.

“Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret.”

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