Literary Elements in the Poem She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron

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"She Walks in Beauty" is a love poem written by Lord Byron in 1814. In this poem, Byron describes a woman's extraordinary beauty. Throughout the poem, he explains the woman’s physical beauty as well as her spiritual and intellectual beauty. I chose this poem, because I like to read love poems, especially poems that express my feelings. Also, because This poem is creative and fresh, and I really enjoyed reading it. When I initially read this poem, it was clear that Lord Byron was writing about a woman whom he thought very highly of. Lord Byron’s first verse had me convinced that the woman in his poem was one whom he’d merely caught a glimpse of. The quote “…all that’s best of dark and bright meet in her aspect and her eyes” along with his description of the beauty in her walk gave me the impression that Lord Byron might not know this beautiful woman on a personal level since his initial description consisted of only physical features. However, as the poem progressed, I realized that this woman could be Lord Byron’s lover or wife based on the lines, “where thoughts serenely sweet expr...

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