She Walks In Beauty- Lord Byron

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A level English Mind Map on She Walks In Beauty- Lord Byron, created by jn150556 on 03/04/2015.

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She Walks In Beauty- Lord Byron
1 CONTEXT
1.1 Written in 1814
1.1.1 After he laid eyes on his cousins wife in a black sequin dress, explaining the first lines
1.2 Transgressing the conventional moral codes of his day. Divorced and left LDN for Europe, has affairs (men+women), his sister- incest?
1.3 Concious of his club foot
2 THE BEAUTY
2.1 Lies within the lyrical description of not only her physical aspects but her inner glow
2.2 No direct mention of the dress but the simile 'she walks in beauty like the night' beyonce physcial description
2.3 Images linked to her beauty are: Innocence, Purity, Nature
2.3.1 Compares her to natural phenomena
2.3.1.1 'night' 'climes' 'skies' 'night' 'heaven'
3 METRE/RHYTHM
3.1 Four feet per line, Iambic tetrametre
3.1.1 Some inversion of stress to add emphasis
3.2 Anaphors and alliteration enhance the regular metrical rhythm
3.3 The rhyme scheme is regular with some imperfect rhymes which make you realise her flawlessnes
4 Use of light and dark
4.1 Light/dark= she's perfectly balanced
4.1.1 'gaudy' day= personified
4.2 'One shade more one ray less'
4.2.1 Equilbrium, perfect, balanced
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