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SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY. By George Gordon, Lord BYRON. CONTENT. Life of the poet Period (Romantic) Character analysis Description of the poem Themes Symbols Personification Metaphors/ Similes Language use Implementations in classroom Conclusion. POE T. 22 January in 1788, England

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    1. SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY By George Gordon, Lord BYRON

    2. CONTENT • Life of the poet • Period (Romantic) • Character analysis • Description of the poem • Themes • Symbols • Personification • Metaphors/ Similes • Language use • Implementations in classroom • Conclusion

    3. POET • 22 January in 1788, England • Well known poet and politician • A national hero for Greeks • Planning an attack to Ottoman empire, he felt ill • 19 April in 1824 in Greece

    4. ROMANTIC PERIOD • Movement in art, literature, and music • A philosophical, literary, artistic and cultural era. • Industrial Revolution • Conceptslikenature, love, moral issues ROMANTICISM Intuition Individuality Idealism Imagination Inspiration

    5. The poem and the Romanticism We can say that She Walks in Beauty is a Romantic poem that has a lot of characteristics of the movementsuch as; • medieval features • strong emotion as a source ofaesthetic experience • inclination to talk about natureandlove Nature “whichheaventogaudydaydenies” line 6 Love “A heartwhoselove is innocent” line 18

    6. CHARACTER ANALYSIS • An unnamed woman • cousin of the poet • never speaks for herself • beautiful, innocent and pure

    7. Title

    8. DESCRIPTION OF THE POEM - Lines 1-2 “She walks in beauty, like the nightOf cloudless climes and starry skies” • An unnamed woman walks in beauty • Her beauty is compared to night • No cloud and a lot of stars

    9. - Lines 3-4 “And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes” - Lines 5-6 “Thus mellowed to that tender lightWhich heaven to gaudy day denies” • Contrast between dark and light • Meetin her in a wonderful way • The light is more intense during the day • The light is gaudy in day

    10. - Lines 7-10 “One shade the more, one ray the less, Had half impaired the nameless graceWhich waves in every raven tress, Or softly lightens o'er her face” • A perfectbalance between shade and light • She has black hair • Her nameless beauty lightens her face

    11. Peaceful thoughts • Exterior and interior thoughts • Pure, valuable and innocent mind -Lines 11-12 “Where thoughts serenely sweet express How pure, how dear their dwelling place” -Lines 13-15 “And on that cheek, and o'er that brow, So soft, so calm, yet eloquent, The smiles that win, the tints that glow” • Soft, calm and elegant glow • Reflection of inner beauty • Her face is expressive

    12. -Lines 16-18 “But tell of days in goodness spent, A mind at peace with all below, A heart whose love is innocent!” • She is not just a beautiful girl • A peaceful mind • An innocent love

    13. THEMES BEAUTY • A long description of an unnamed woman’s beauty • Physical beauty and spiritual beauty

    14. THEMES INNOCENT LOVE • He tells how gorgeous she is • Her love is innocent like her personality • “A heart whose love is innocent” line 18

    15. SYMBOLS DARK(NIGHT) & BRIGHT(DAY) • Different from conventional English literature • Instead of summer days, her beauty is compared to ‘dark night’ • The harmony of two opposites • She’s got the best of both dark and bright

    16. SYMBOLS RAVEN TRESS • In conventional literature, beauties are generallypale and blonde • This lady is brunette

    17. SYMBOLS SMILES & BLUSHES • Not only her pretty face but also her inner beauty • Her inner beauty is mirrored by her outer beauty • Reflections of her thoughts and feelings

    18. PERSONIFICATION “Which heaven to gaudy day denies”(Line 6) Can heavenreallydeny something? Of course, not..

    19. PERSONIFICATION “The smiles that win, the tints that glow,  But tell of days in goodness spent”(Line 15) “tell of the time …”

    20. PERSONIFICATION “Where thoughts serenely sweet express” ( Line 11) “Expressingthoughts in her face” Line 14- 15 “And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,   So soft, so calm, yet eloquent  The smiles that win, the tints that glow” “woman’ssmiles, tints, blushes in her cheeksspeaks as iftheywerehuman.”

    21. METAPHORS “dwellingplace” (Line 12) woman’smind

    22. METAPHORS ravendarkhair

    23. SIMILES “She walks in beauty, like the night”(Line 1) thewoman= thenight

    24. LANGUAGE USE • three stanzas • eighteen-line poem of three six-line stanzas • rhyme is presented below; She walks in beauty, like the night         Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that's best of dark and bright         Meet in her aspect and her eyes: Thus mellowed to that tender light         Which heaven to gaudy day denies. A B A B A B

    25. LANGUAGE USE     One shade the more, one ray the less,         Had half impaired the nameless grace     Which waves in every raven tress,         Or softly lightens o'er her face;     Where thoughts serenely sweet express,         How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.     And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,         So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,     The smiles that win, the tints that glow,         But tell of days in goodness spent,     A mind at peace with all below,         A heart whose love is innocent! C D C D C D E F E F E F

    26. IMPLEMENTATIONS IN CLASSROOM Pre-readingactivities • Getting in the Mood • Using the theme Assume that they are in the scene Create a picture in their minds

    27. IMPLEMENTATIONS IN CLASSROOM Pre-readingactivities • Star Diagrams • BiographicalMontage Listtherelevantwords/phrasesunderthetopics Informationaboutthepoem

    28. IMPLEMENTATIONS IN CLASSROOM While-readingactivities • Reassessing • Trueorfalse Assessbeforeandwhilereadingtocompare Provideshelpforstudentsreformingthesentences Thepoetlikenstheladytothenight Thepoetintendstoemphasize her pessimisticview Thepoetcombinesblackandwhite in her beauty Thelady has a really serene expression

    29. IMPLEMENTATIONS IN CLASSROOM Post-readingActivities • ChoosetheStatement • Just a minute Talk aboutthechosenthemewithin a minutewithouthaltingandhesitation Chooseoneamongthegivenstatementsandjustify

    30. CONCLUSION • Beautyandinnocence has always had itsplace in art. • Manyartists, poetsandauthorsmentionedaboutbeautyandinnocenceonewayoranother.

    31. “Beauty is not in the face, beauty is a light in the heart.” Kahlil GIBRAN “Beauty… when you look into a woman’s eyes and see what’s in her heart.” Nate DIRCKS “Innocence is like a polished armor; it adorns and defends.” Bishop Robert South “Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    32. THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION PREPARED BY: - Aysel SARIGÜL - Gökhan AKTAŞ - İpek KAYA - Ayşe Gül AKIN