She Walks in Beauty - Edexcel GCSE 9-1 - Relationships cluster

Name of poet
Lord Byron
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Date poem was written
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Key point
Beauty does not have to link to love - "love" is never mentioned until the final line of the poem
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Specific form / Type of poem
Lyric -------------- iambic pentameter
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Context (19th century)
19th century values that beauty is linked with goodness like in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein movie
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Context (romantic)
Rebels against increasing scientific explanations
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3 language features
Pathetic fallacy,,,,,,,,,,,, Anaphora,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Plosive alliteration and sibilance
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Key quote
"thoughts serenely sweet express" - stanza 2
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2 form/ structure points
Regular ABAB rhyme scheme,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Enjambment
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Pathetic fallacy quotes - line 1-2
"She walks in beauty like the night/ of cloudless climes and starry skies"
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Anaphora quote- Final stanza
"so soft, so calm, yet eloquent"
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Plosive alliteration and sibilance quote- Line 2
"cloudless climes and starry skies"
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Effect of rhyme scheme
shows her ordered beauty and the regularity and swiftness of her walk
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Effect of Enjambment - Line 1 and 2
Creates a breathless tone that captures the intensity of her beauty
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What to compare 'She Walks in Beauty' with?
Neutral Tones
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