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. 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! PowerPoint made by Tony Williams She Walks in BeautyBy: Lord Byron (George Gordon)
Lord Byron (George Gordon) • NAME: Lord Byron • OCCUPATION:Playwright, Poet • BIRTH DATE:January 22, 1788 • DEATH DATE:April 19, 1824 • PLACE OF BIRTH: London, England, United Kingdom • PLACE OF DEATH: Messolonghi, Greece • Full Name: George Gordon Noel Byron • AKA: George Gordon Byron • AKA: Lord Byron • AKA: 6th Baron Byron • In 1798, at age 10, George inherited the title of his great-uncle, William Byron, and was officially recognized as Lord Byron. • Two years later, he attended Harrow School in London, where he experienced his first sexual encounters with males and females. • In 1803, Byron fell deeply in love with his distant cousin, Mary Chaworth, and this unrequited passion found expression in several poems, including "Hills of Annesley" and "The Adieu."
Lord Byron (George Gordon) Con. • The notoriety of his sexual escapades is surpassed only by the beauty and brilliance of his writings. After leading an unconventional lifestyle and producing a massive amount of emotion-stirring literary works, Byron died at a young age in Greece pursuing romantic adventures of heroism. • In July 1811, Byron returned to London after the death of his mother, and in spite of all her failings, her passing plunged him into a deep mourning. • High praise by London society pulled him out of his doldrums, as did a series of love affairs, first with the passionate and eccentric Lady Caroline Lamb, who described Byron as "mad, bad and dangerous to know," • Then with Lady Oxford, who encouraged Byron's radicalism. • Then, in the summer of 1813, Byron apparently entered into an intimate relationship with his half sister, Augusta, now married. • The tumult and guilt he experienced as a result of these love affairs were reflected in a series of dark and repentant poems, "The Giaour," "The Bride of Abydos" and "The Corsair."
Lord Byron (George Gordon) Con. • In October 1816, Byron and John Hobhouse sailed for Italy. Along the way he continued his lustful ways with several women and portrayed these experiences in his greatest poem, "Don Juan." • The poem was a witty and satirical change from the melancholy of "Childe Harold" and revealed other sides of Byron's personality. • He would go on to write 16 cantos before his death and leave the poem unfinished. • Byron died on April 19, 1824, at age 36. He was deeply mourned in England and became a hero in Greece.
Literary & Poetic Elements Rhyme: A repetition of a stressed vowel sound and any sound that follow it in words that are close together in a poem She Walks in Beauty By Lord Byron (George Gordon) She walks in beauty, like the night (A) Of cloudless climes and starry skies; (B) And all that’s best of dark and bright (A) Meet in her aspect and her eyes; (B) Thus mellowed to that tender light (A) Which heaven to gaudy day denies. (B) Lord Byron rhymes lines 1, 3, & 5; 2, 4, & 6 to set up a rhythm scheme, to add drama to the poem 3 stanzas with 6 lines in each stanza
Literary & Poetic Elements con. Imagery: A word or phrase that appeals to one or more of out five senses Of cloudless climes and starry skies; Waves in every raven trees; Softly lightens o’er her face;
Literary & Poetic Elements con. Simile: Two unlike things are compared using a word such as like, as, than, or resembles She walks in Beauty, like the night Lord Byron is comparing a woman with the night.
Literary & Poetic Elements con. Approximate Rhyme: repeat some sounds but are not exact echoes. Brow, glow They don’t rhyme but Lord Byron used them to keep the flow of the poem.
Literary & Poetic Elements con. The speaker of the poem would be Lord Byron because he is talking about the “LOVE of his life.”
Literary Analysis Literal In Lord Byron’s poem “She Walks in Beauty” he is telling a story about a “woman” he likes a lot. Lord Byron expresses his emotion by comparing her beauty to the night. Figurative “The woman” represents the night and his love for it.
Literal Analysis con. Author’s purpose Lord Byron wrote this poem about a girl he really liked a lot. To express his emotion.
Literal Analysis con. Intended Theme Love is unable to be explained.
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