What does "a heart whose love is innocent" mean?

"A heart whose love is innocent" means that the speaker finds in the beautiful woman's smile, glow, and calm evidence of inner moral beauty. He determines that she must be without deception, showing through her loveliness a pure mirror of her soul.

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This line is one of a series of praises of the beautiful woman with bright eyes and dark hair who is the centerpiece of the poem. The speaker has gradually risen to an emotional crescendo in his depiction of this lovely woman. Starting with her physical beauty in the first stanza, he has moved by the end of the second stanza to assert that her outward loveliness is a mirror of the beauty of her soul.

This conviction continues in the third stanza and lies behind the words that comprise the poem's final line: "A heart whose love is innocent!" It is not enough for the speaker to find the woman outwardly beautiful. He understands as he builds his idealized portrait that a woman so breathtaking on the outside but hollow or deceitful on the inside would be unsatisfying. Therefore, he decides that her outward beauty is a window into her moral worth.

The speaker does not give evidence or an example of her inner innocence; he simply makes the assertion based on her smile, her glow, and her aura of calm serenity. From this, he decides she is not a deceptive type of person who would lure a man in with devious intent. An ideal beautiful woman in the eyes of men in this time period would, instead, be innocent, and so he assigns that trait to her as the capstone to his perfect picture.

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