Lord Byron Essay

978 Words Sep 23rd, 2007 4 Pages
Does a poet's influence in life solely reflect on his or her poetry and later works to come? Many influences in a poet's life are associated to the era that he or she was raised in. In the Romantic Era, Lord Byron applied his influences of different themes and images to his work as they stood out in his life. Lord Byron uses the theme of life and death frequently in many of his poems to show the importance of these themes in the Romantic Era. The meaning of life in Byron's work is based on how he views his own life, and depicts it as light. The theme of life is shown when he writes about the sun and expresses "The bright sun was extinguish'd" (BYRON 107). In this particular poem, he talks about the sun as it reflects life because as the …show more content…
In this piece, the stars and space are introduced as images, which means that if the stars burn out there will be no life left in the world. The theme of nature is also used to represent the beauty of a woman. The readers can see how Byron demonstrates his view on beauty when he wrote, "She walks in beauty, like the night" (BYRON 21). The author uses nature in his poems because it has influenced him, and he relates his influences on nature to his many lovers. Another method the author uses the theme of nature is when he relates it to his thoughts about love and death. His thoughts on love and death are depicted when he says,

"The flowers in ripened bloom unmatched, must fall the earliest prey; though by no hand untimely snatched, the leaves must drop away: And yet it were a greater grief to watch it withering, leaf by leaf, then see it plucked today; Since earthly eye but ill can bear to trace the change to foul from fair." (BYRON 41)

The author develops the theme of nature by using images of leaves, and flowers, as he was influenced by the death of one of his lovers, and talks about her grave site, describing that even though the flowers make everything look beautiful, its only a matter of time that the leaves whither away. Nature took an extraordinary effect on the writers of the Romantic Era, and it presented itself to Byron
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