Presentation on theme: "Romantic poetry She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron(George Gordon)"— Presentation transcript:
1 Romantic poetry She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron(George Gordon) Aliaya , Davis, and Jaleel
2 Background Went by two names: Lord Byron and George Gordon Was the son Captain John Byron and Catherine GordonWas Born with a club footHad a very poor childhoodHad bisexual love affairs which put him in major debtDid many form s of writingUsed poetry and satire in his worksOne of his early famous satirical works was “English Bards And Scotch Reviewers“
3 JournalIf you saw someone who was strikingly beautiful would you attempt to approach them? Why or Why not
4 Background on poem Was wrote in 1814 but published in 1815 Was written about a very beautiful women that he saw at a party.The lady was the wife of Byron’s first cousinHer name was Anne Beatrix Wilmot
5 Type of poem The rhyme scheme in this poem is ABABAB It is written in lambic Tetrameter"Iambic" refers to the pattern of stresses in the line. An "iamb" is an unstressed syllable, followed by a stressed syllable: da-DUM. "Tetrameter" means that there are four ("tetra") iambs in the line: da-DUM da-DUM da-DUM da-DUM. ( shmoop.com)
6 Poem summary Stanza one – 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.Basically just saying that she is beautifulNight in a place where there are no cloudsContrast between light and dark“ dark” and “ light” come together in this woman“aspect” ; facial appearance or overall appearance, dark eyes that seem to sparkletoned downthinking about starlight or moonlight
7 Poem summary continued Stanza two-One shade the more, one ray the less, Had half impaired the nameless graceWhich waves in every raven tress, Or softly lightens o’er her face;Where thoughts serenely sweet express, How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.If you added more shade or took away a ray of light everything would be messed upPartially damage the woman’s beautyIt’s hard to define what makes her so gracefulher black hair lightens up her faceWhat thoughts are going on in her headHer mind is innocent
8 Poem summary continued Stanza 3-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!She blushes; “ brow” is foreheadShe doesn’t joke around; lovely and regal typeHer face is very expressive even when she doesn’t say much out loudThe woman has done good deedsReflect the calmness in her mindThat she is not in love anymore or that this is not a sexual love
9 Poem theme and main idea Woman and Femininity- the woman never gets to speak for herself. Instead the speaker is breaking down her appearance and focuses on her hair, skin, and eyes as she walks. The speaker says that he can guess what she is thinking based on her smiles and blushes.Awe and Amazement- the way that the unnamed woman is described it seems as if the speaker is worshipping her. The speaker compares her beauty to something that seems supernatural.
10 Author’s toneSoft and calmComplimentaryAwestruck
11 Various elements of poetry Simile – “She walks in beauty, like the night”Personification- When he describes day as being gaudy and denying her beauty.Alliteration- “ Which heaven gaudy day denies” and “ Where thoughts serenely sweet express”ABABAB- first stanzaCDCDCD- second stanzaEFEFEF- third stanzaAnastrophe- “ or softly lightens o’er her face”
12 Why is this a romantic poem ? Characterized by emotion, pastoral scenes, and subjectivityHeavy use of imagery and word use to convey emotions
13 Real World ConnectionRelates to the universal theme beauty
14 Group OpinionOverall, our group enjoyed the poem and we loved learning about it.