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Love Poem Alliteration Example
She Walks in Beauty is a classic love poem written by Lord Byron. Can you find an alliteration example? How many examples of alliteration can you find? Which words or lines in the love poem relate the love the author is feeling for the woman who is the subject of his love poem. Besides a love poem alliteration example, can you find examples of simile, imagery, or other literary techniques?
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 mellow’d to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less
Had half impair’d 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!
~ Lord Byron (1788-1824)~
this is so sweet i love reading poems like this!!!!!!!! 😉
I love this poem, not only for its alliteration, but also for the imagery. I believe the story is that Byron, who was known for his pleasure-seeking, went to a ball and saw a woman who was attending the ball although she was in mourning. In deference to her bereavement, she was wearing black, but because it was a gala occasion, there were some spangles on the ensemble. Her appearance inspired the poem. At the funeral of one of my friends, her daughter read this poem. It was especially appropriate because my friend had black hair and pale skin.