- Introduction: At Work with Victorian Poetry
- Rhyme, Rhythm, Violence: Elizabeth Barrett Browning on Slavery
- Tennyson: Echo and Harmony, Music and Thought
- Browning’s Balancing Acts
- Edward Lear and ‘The Fiddlediddlety of Representation’
- Crime and Conjecture: Emily Brontë’s Poems
- Arthur Hugh Clough: The Reception and Conception of Amours de Voyage
- Matthew Arnold, Out of Time
- Modern Men and Women: Meredith’s Challenge to Browning
- Raising the Dead: Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s ‘Willowwood’ Sonnets
- Christina Rossetti: Ravens, Cockatoos, and Range
- William Barnes: Views of Field Labour in Poems of Rural Life
- Dreaming Reality: The Poetry of William Morris
- City of Pain: The Poetry of James Thomson
- Augusta Webster: Time and the Lyric Ideal
- Swinburne: The Insuperable Sea
- Hardy’s Imperfections
- Hopkins’s Beauty
- Michael Field (Katharine Bradley and Edith Cooper): Sight and Song and Significant Form
- Alice Meynell, Again and Again
- Housman’s Difficulty
- Rudyard Kipling Plays the Empire
- Victorian Yeats
- The Passion of Charlotte Mew
Abstract and Keywords
This essay examines the poetry of Matthew Arnold. It explores the ways in which his poems create the feeling of being out of time. Poems discussed include ‘A Question. To Fausta’, ‘The Strayed Reveller’, ‘To a Friend’, ‘The Youth of Man’, and ‘Growing Old’.
Jane Wright is a Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Bristol. She has published essays on Coleridge, Carlyle, and Tennyson.
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