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In the poem "She Walks in Beauty," identify some poetry devices, such as alliteration,...

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asle | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted January 31, 2009 at 9:42 AM via web

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In the poem "She Walks in Beauty," identify some poetry devices, such as alliteration, hyperbole, rhyme, rhythm, and imagery.

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ms-mcgregor | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted January 31, 2009 at 10:24 AM (Answer #1)

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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

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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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isaspizuoco | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 24, 2012 at 10:37 PM (Answer #2)

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