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1 SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY By George Gordon, Lord BYRON

2 CONTENT Life of the poet Period (Romantic) Character analysis Description of the poem Themes Symbols Personification Metaphors/ Similes Language use Implementations in classroom Conclusion

3 POET 22 January in 1788, England Well known poet and politician A national hero for Greeks Planning an attack to Ottoman empire, he felt ill 19 April in 1824 in Greece

4 ROMANTIC PERIOD Movement in art, literature, and music A philosophical, literary, artistic and cultural era. Industrial Revolution Concepts like nature, love, moral issues Inspiration Imagination IntuitionIndividualityIdealism ROMANTICISM

5 The poem and the Romanticism We can say that She Walks in Beauty is a Romantic poem that has a lot of characteristics of the movement such as; medieval features strong emotion as a source of aesthetic experience inclination to talk about nature and love Nature which heaven to gaudy day denies line 6 Love A heart whose love is innocent line 18

6 CHARACTER ANALYSIS -An unnamed woman cousin of the poet never speaks for herself beautiful, innocent and pure

7 Title

8 DESCRIPTION OF THE POEM - Lines 1-2 She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies An unnamed woman walks in beauty Her beauty is compared to night No cloud and a lot of stars

9 - Lines 3-4 And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes - Lines 5-6 Thus mellowed to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies Contrast between dark and light Meet in her in a wonderful way The light is more intense during the day The light is gaudy in day

10 - Lines 7-10 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 A perfect balance between shade and light She has black hair Her nameless beauty lightens her face

11 -Lines Where thoughts serenely sweet express How pure, how dear their dwelling place -Lines And on that cheek, and o'er that brow, So soft, so calm, yet eloquent, The smiles that win, the tints that glow Peaceful thoughts Exterior and interior thoughts Pure, valuable and innocent mind Soft, calm and elegant glow Reflection of inner beauty Her face is expressive

12 -Lines But tell of days in goodness spent, A mind at peace with all below, A heart whose love is innocent! She is not just a beautiful girl A peaceful mind An innocent love

13 THEMES BEAUTY A long description of an unnamed womans beauty Physical beauty and spiritual beauty

14 THEMES INNOCENT LOVE He tells how gorgeous she is Her love is innocent like her personality A heart whose love is innocent line 18

15 SYMBOLS DARK(NIGHT) & BRIGHT(DAY) Different from conventional English literature Instead of summer days, her beauty is compared to dark night The harmony of two opposites Shes got the best of both dark and bright

16 SYMBOLS RAVEN TRESS In conventional literature, beauties are generally pale and blonde This lady is brunette

17 SYMBOLS SMILES & BLUSHES Not only her pretty face but also her inner beauty Her inner beauty is mirrored by her outer beauty Reflections of her thoughts and feelings

18 PERSONIFICATION Which heaven to gaudy day denies(Line 6) Can heaven really deny something? Of course, not..

19 PERSONIFICATION The smiles that win, the tints that glow, But tell of days in goodness spent(Line 15) tell of the time …

20 PERSONIFICATION Where thoughts serenely sweet express ( Line 11) Expressing thoughts in her face Line And on that cheek, and o'er that brow, So soft, so calm, yet eloquent The smiles that win, the tints that glow womans smiles, tints, blushes in her cheeks speaks as if they were human.

21 METAPHORS dwelling place (Line 12) womans mind

22 METAPHORS ravendark hair

23 SIMILES She walks in beauty, like the night(Line 1) the woman= the night

24 LANGUAGE USE three stanzas eighteen-line poem of three six-line stanzas rhyme is presented below; 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. A B A B A B

25 LANGUAGE USE 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! C D C C E D D E E F F F

26 IMPLEMENTATIONS IN CLASSROOM Pre-reading activities Getting in the Mood Using the theme Create a picture in their minds Assume that they are in the scene

27 IMPLEMENTATIONS IN CLASSROOM Pre-reading activities Biographical Montage Star Diagrams Information about the poem List the relevant words/phrases under the topics

28 IMPLEMENTATIONS IN CLASSROOM While-reading activities True or false Reassessing Provides help for students reforming the sentences Assess before and while reading to compare TF TF TF TF The poet likens the lady to the night The poet intends to emphasize her pessimistic view The poet combines black and white in her beauty The lady has a really serene expression

29 IMPLEMENTATIONS IN CLASSROOM Post-reading Activities Choose the Statement Just a minute Choose one among the given statements and justify Talk about the chosen theme within a minute without halting and hesitation

30 CONCLUSION Beauty and innocence has always had its place in art. Many artists, poets and authors mentioned about beauty and innocence one way or another.

31 Beauty is not in the face, beauty is a light in the heart. Kahlil GIBRAN Beauty… when you look into a womans eyes and see whats in her heart. Nate DIRCKS Innocence is like a polished armor; it adorns and defends. Bishop Robert South Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

32 THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION PREPARED BY: - Aysel SARIGÜL - Gökhan AKTAŞ - İpek KAYA - Ayşe Gül AKIN


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