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She Walks in Beauty In the poem She Walks in Beauty the author Byron concentrates his love poem around a beautiful woman and all of her marvelous features To any reader this woman is betrayed as love at first sight but in actuality it is his cousin Byron has two contrasting sides of the womens beauty through the use of light and dark In the first sentence he says She walks in beauty like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies This comparison of beauty to night as well as cloudless to starry skies immediately brings together two opposing forces at work darkness and light In Byrons eyes there is something so attractive about this woman which is internal as well as external He explains about her eyes and connects them with her inner beauty Then he describes her facial features as soft and eloquent He is seeing her inner beauty with her outer beauty Now there seems to be not only a struggle between the dark and light but a view of the woman within To Byron the woman is flawless He uses many antonyms to describe this woman and still keeps a perfect balance within her He uses darkness and light to create this balance The poems meaning exists within the two opposing forces and the womans inner beauty Without this his poem would just be an ordinary love poem with no meaning Not only does the poem describe a womans physical beauty but it also reveals her inner strengths To the author this is the perfect innocent woman
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