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Analysis of "She walks in beauty" by Lord Byron

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She walks in beauty "She walks in Beauty" is a romantic poem by George Gordon, of real name Lord Byron, he wrote it in 1814 and it was published in 1815; in the book "Hebrew Melodies. It's supposed to be written with the inspiration of Lord Byron, provoked by his cousin, Mrs. Wilmot. Lord Byron met her at a party and he was amazed with her unbelievable beauty. Lord Byron was inspired by the divine beauty of his cousin, and it inspired him infinitely to write the poem with the theme of beauty. Author George Gordon Byron (22 January 1788 - 19 April 1824) or more simply, Lord Byron, was an English poet that figures in the romantic petry. ...read more.


Summary In the first stanza the author introduces us to this incredible beauty he had never seen. He starts with the words: "She walks in beauty, like the night" and as the first line in the poem the author uses natural elements, most of those demonstrate passion and purity. He compares the woman with "night of cloudless climes and starry skies" that shows how the woman glitters among the others and how everything doesn't look the same like the other people around. He states that her eyes are in the cosmic equilibrium of the dark and bright colors, denotes perfection. ...read more.


Setting There isn't a defined setting but there's a beautiful ambient in which the lady walks like the poem says. Maybe every place where the girl passes turns out to be beautiful. Character Lady: Inspired in Lord Byron's cousin Mrs. Wilmot, she has a divine beauty that Lord Byron had never seen before, which inspires him to write this poem. Opinion I liked the poem because it's an effort from Lord Byron to describe feelings that are very difficult to express, anyway he states the beauty of this girl, in the inside and in the outside. Alternate ending/stanza Like the natural forces on earth Her divine beauty strikes humanity, And her presence makes me feel Like dancing in the clouds, like walking in seas. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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