She Walks in Beauty Questions and Answers
by Lord George Gordon Byron

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I need help on how to write the conclusion of "She Walks in Beauty" by Lord Byron. Thank you.

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The speaker begins by describing the beauty of a young woman and comparing it to the night. She has "raven tress[es]" or long black hair that reminds the speaker of the night sky, while her face has a radiant glow that balances the darkness of her black hair.

By the end of the second stanza, the speaker has moved from describing the woman's outward physical beauty to declaring that her inner being is sweet, serene, and pure.

In the last stanza, the speaker states that her outward appearance shows she is calm, full of goodness, and at peace. The poem ends with the declaration that she has

A heart whose love is innocent!

To write about the conclusion of the poem, you would want to discuss what conclusions the speaker draws about the woman. He believes he can read her inward serenity, goodness, peace, and innocence from her outward appearance. He doesn't appear to have spoken to her: he seems to be drawing his conclusion all from externals, from...

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