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

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Please point out the language devices used in the Lord Byron poem "She Walks in Beauty."        

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Lord Byron starts the poem "She Walks in Beauty" with a figurative language device called a simile, with:

She walks in beauty, like the night

of cloudless climes and starry skies.

This simile characterizes the subject of the poem by comparing her to a beautiful, cloudless, starry night. These two lines also use the poetic sound device of alliteration with the repetitive “cl” sound in “cloudless climes” and the “s” sound in "starry skies."

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