In the poem "She Walks in Beauty," identify some poetry devices, such as alliteration, hyperbole, rhyme, rhythm, and imagery.
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The speaker uses a simile in the first stanza of the poem. He writes:
She walks in beauty, like the night
This simile begins a comparison of a woman's beauty and a starry night. It evokes both calm and awe.
The dark-light imagery continues in the second stanza in lines 7 and 9-10.:
One shade the more, the one ray the less
Which raves in every raven tress/ or softly lightens o'er her face:
In addition, the speaker uses alliteration in line two, repeating the "C" or "K" sound and the "S" sound:
Of cloudless climes and starry nights.
The main idea of the poem is that a woman's outward appearance reflects a virtuous soul inside.
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