She Walks in Beauty

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She Walks In Beauty
Sandy Jackson
ENG125: Intro to Literature
Instructor: Jaclyn Mallan-King
February 18, 2013

Three elements in the poem “She Walks In Beauty” are rhythm, rhyme, theme, and a fourth is language. The theme “She Walks In Beauty” is what caught my eye. She walks in beauty, I’m thinking about a beautiful woman walking along the shore of the beach with wind blowing her hair in the moonlight. The stars are out and the moonlight is glistening from the water. The theme is the setting for the poem. It gives you the opportunity to imagine what the poem may be about or an idea of how the poem may speak to your mind and heart.
Then we have the language in the poem. The language in this poem puts me back to the 1800s, when …show more content…

In “She Walks In Beauty” rhyming accentuates the poem. It makes it more noticeable and more interesting when you are writing a love or romantic poem. Rhyming gives the poem more imagination. It’s the imagination of where you are when you read this poem and the rhyming gives that to you. When you read this, where is your mind?
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: My mind is on a beach in the moonlight, the rhyming helps place me there. “like the night and starry skies”. Where I would like to be is on a beach watching the waves and looking up at the stars. The elements of poetry are essential of a good poem. Not all poems have to have these elements; it depends on the poet to have these elements in their poem. I would have certain elements in my poetry because it brings the poem to life, such as rhythm, the language of course and rhyme. Lord Byron wrote “She Walks In Beauty”. “He was a charismatic poet and his poem “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage,” became prominent enough to be in the House of Lords,” (Clugston, 2010). I read the poem, but I didn’t read about Lord Byron until I begin writing my story. My story is a lot similar to how he saw his vision of the poem.

She Walks In Beauty was written in 1815 by Lord Byron. “He imagined a dark night with bright stars and compares the beauty he sees in a particular woman to the interwoven beauty

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