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“She Walks in Beauty,” by George Gordon, Lord Byron, is a poem that contains an intriguing form with captivating content.

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was  and it remains one of the most famous short poems by Lord Byron.
In 1816, Byron left England as his reputation was ruined by spreading rumors of his adulterous marriage and his ruined finances ("Lord Byron Biography").

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Lord Byron is most renowned for his long narrative poems and  is among his most well known works in the genre.
The quote “…all that’s best of dark and bright meet in her aspect and her eyes” along with his description of the beauty in her walk gave me the impression that Lord Byron might not know this beautiful woman on a personal level since his initial description consisted of only physical features.

 

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It is said that Byron was inspired to write She Walks in Beauty after meeting his cousin by marriage,
However, as the poem progressed, I realized that this woman could be Lord Byron’s lover or wife based on the lines, “where thoughts serenely sweet express how pure, how dear their dwelling place”, and “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 mention of her sweet, pure thoughts and her innocent...

Someone with a mind of lust interrupts her life and it automatically changes everyone’s perspective of her, from worst to even worse.
“She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies,
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meets in her aspect and her eyes…”

(Lord Byron)


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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!