Lord Byron


Lord Byron (1788-1824) was an English poet at the forefront of the Romantic movement. Best known for his narrative poems Don Juan and Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage as well as for some of his shorter lyric poems, Byron was considered a celebrity figure of his time, not only for his writing but for his aristocratic lifestyle and the scandals he was involved in. He fought and died in the Greek War of Independence. Source

She Walks in Beauty

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!





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Love & Relationships

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the repetition of the same letter or sound at the beginning of words appearing in succession


a line break interrupting the middle of a phrase which continues on to the next line


An inversion of typical syntax (word order).


exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally


a comparison between two unlike things using the words “like” or “as”