How are women portrayed in Lord George Gordon Byron's poem "She Walks in Beauty"? How is feminism seen in this poem?
In Lord George Gordon Byron's poem "She Walks in Beauty," a narrator is describing a woman walking. The woman of the poem is probably Mrs. Wilmot, his cousin and Robert Wilmot’s wife. Although we normally think of Byron, both due to his personal life and his "Don Juan" attitude, as a rake, this poem is quite chaste, and is an appreciation, to a great degree, of inner beauty and moral virtue. Her beauty is described as subtle rather than gaudy. What makes her face beautiful is that it is a place where:
Where thoughts serenely sweet express,How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.