She Walks In Beauty Analysis

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so the saying says. “She Walks in Beauty” by Lord Byron (George Gordon) is a poem about one woman in particular that the speaker is obviously enamored with. There is no mention of “love” nor “desire” in the poem and it seems that the speaker wants to make that point very clear. It appears more to be an ode to the amazing beauty of a particular woman. However, by the end of the poem it is almost as if the speaker is trying to convince himself that he does not love nor desire the woman he is referring to. Through the use of diction, tone, the speaker, literary devices, and structure/pattern, Lord Byron is able to convey that it is not necessarily required to love someone in order to admire their beauty. …show more content…
I find the poem romantic in the choice of words, but not in the sense of love. I also feel that the tone is along the lines of “awe and amazement” of this woman physically and mentally. By saying “She Walks in Beauty” the speaker is implying that this woman has more than just physical beauty, but also in the way she thinks, acts, and carriers herself. In the third stanza lines four, five and six say “But tell of days in goodness spent, a mind at peach with all below, a heart whose love is innocent!” these words let me know that along the beauty he is speaking of, she is good and kindhearted as …show more content…
I knew that it contained three stanzas with six lines each and there was of course some sort of rhyme scheme involved. After some reading I came to the conclusion that the poem was an ABABAB pattern. This pattern is considered to be regular and simple. In the ABAB pattern typically the “A” is the rhyme for the first and third line while the “B” is the rhyme for the second and fourth lines. I feel that Byron chose this pattern for “She Walks in Beauty” because it is rhythmic and flowy with a certain ease to it and I think that this is the perfect match for the air around this woman that is being spoke

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