She Walks in Beauty
by George Gordon Byron
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 raven
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens or her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling place.
And in that cheek, and or that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A maid at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!
Comment:She Walks in Beauty one of the bestsellers written by George Gordon Byron
This poem makes an idealized image of women with rich imagination and aesthetic technique. Her beauty looks like quiet night sky of cloudless climes and stars .That beauty like glorious brightness flowing in her black hair, if becoming more or less ,and it will damage the perfect image. Her purity and kind add more richer connotation to the form beauty.
The word in the whole poem is beautiful and concise. Rhythm is soft. And the style is natural and lively. The romantic passion in this poem gets harmonious reflection and perfect unification. The poet clearly tell us, what beauty is in the world? The people of simple, inornate,harmonious with nature is beautiful. The heart of flushing pure love is beautiful. And the soul of existing with light is beautiful!
George Gordon Byron
Life and Career
&Born into an ancient aristocratic family &Inherited the title of a baron and a large estate at the age of ten
&Though he was born lame, he was good at sports, especially at swimming. &Educated first at Harrow and then Cambridge &Took his seat in the House of Lords,
The publication in 1812 of the first two cantos of Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, a poem narrating his travels between 1809 and 1811 in Europe, brought Byron fame. He then said: “I awoke one morning and found myself famous.”
Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage is about a gloomy, passionate young wanderer who escaped from the society he disliked and traveled around the continent, questing for freedom.
&In 1815 Byron got married to Anna Isabella Milbanke. &A year later, his wife left him and refused to come back. Rumors about his incestuous relationship with his half-sister Augusta and doubts about his sanity led to his being abused and decried. &So in anger and disgust, Byron left England in 1816 and never returned.
&Byron first went to Switzerland, where he made acquaintance with Shelley. &He next established residence in Venice, where in the three years from 1816 to 1819 he produced, among other works, the verse drama Manfred (1817), the first two cantos of Don Juan (1818—1819), and the fourth and final canto of Childe Harold (1818).
She Walks in Beauty one of the bestsellers written by George Gordon Byron