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1

Author?

Lord Byron

2

Story?

Third person speaker celebrates the physical and inner beauty of an unnamed woman

3

Themes

Beauty/appearance, admiration, wonder

4

Tone?

Reverential, enchanted

5

Form and structure

Regular rhythm and rhyme (tetrameter ABABA)- rhythm of walking, faultless like the woman being described

Present tense- sense of immediacy and continuity of love

6

Language

Simile- “like the night”- vast, I contained, unimaginable

Alliteration and assonance- create rich sounding patterns “cloudless clones and starry skies”

Repeated opposites (antithesis)- may highlight speakers confusion and lack of comprehension

7

Context

Byron was a famous womaniser. This poem is believed to be based on a woman in a black spangled gown at a London party

Romantic poet and era, emotion and sentiment