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

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What connections could be made "She Walks in Beauty" and to Dead Poet's Society?

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One of the most immediate connections that can be made between the poem and the film is through the character of Mr. Keating.  When Keating asks the boys as to the reason why poetry was invented his answer is succinct:  "To woo women."  There is no better description of Byron's poem than this.  Byron's poem is the embodiment of extolling the virtue of beauty within a woman and his description of her beauty is timeless and universally applicable to any expression of both internal and external constructions of beauty....

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