She Walks in Beauty

George Gordon was born with a clubbed right foot. He was in love with his cousin and his half sister. The poem "She Walks In Beauty" was writing about his cousin. He was also known to like males. He was very flamboyant and notorious when it came to writing romances. He lived from 1788-1824. He attended Cambridge. His wife left him because he was an alcoholic,in lots of debt, and was bisexual. He was still known as one of the greatest romance writers there ever was.

The style of his poem was romance. Because he was mainly into being romantic. He was also very into history. He uses figurative and metaphor language. He also uses lots of imagery. He later said most of his romance poems were about his cousin. Early schooling made him fall in love with school. The death of his cousin gave him lots of strong emotion. He was know to be very flamboyant in his writing.

                                                                  She Walks in Beauty

                                                         By: Lord Byron (George Gordon)                                                 

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!

The poem was a very romantic poem. He used lots of imagery in his poem and had many comparisons in it. He seems to idolize the girl in the poem. In the poem the girl is beautiful to him. She idolizes everything he wants and  thinks is pure.

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