Poetry Of Lord Byron Essay

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Poetry of Lord ByronLord George Gordon Noel Byron, whose poetry for many readers conveys the essence of the Romantic Movement in literature and showed great versatility in his writings. He shows several ways of writing with poems like "When We Two Parted", "She Walks in Beauty", and "Stanzas for Music". Different rhymes and approaches are used in each of these poems. Also themes of Love and Beauty are evident in all the poems showing the voice of Lord Byron and resemble the type of poetry he made.In "When We Two Parted" (1815) Byron uses straightforward rhyme and short lines to express strong emotions of love and regret. In line three he states "Half broken-hearted", which is straightforward with not hidden meanings. This continues though out the poem and never fails. He also uses short lines to express strong feelings. Some phrases he uses to show these feelings are "How should I greet thee? -- With silence and tears." and "The dew of the morning Sunk chill on my brow"."When We Two Parted"1When we two partedIn silence and tears,Half broken-heartedTo sever for years,Pale grew thy cheek and cold,Colder thy kiss;Truly that hour foretoldSorrow to this.2The dew of the morningSunk chill on my brow--It felt like the warningOf what I feel now.Thy vows are all broken,And light is thy fame;I hear thy name spoken,And share in its shame.3They name thee before me,A knell to mine ear;A shudder comes o'er me--Why wert thou so dear?They know not I knew thee,Who knew thee so well--Long, long I shall rue thee,Too deeply to tell.4In secret we met--In silence I grieve,That thy heart could forget,Thy spirit deceive.If I should meet theeAfter long years,How should I greet thee?--With silence and tears.Another of his works is "She Walks in Beauty" (1815). Lord Byron takes a more reserved approach, with longer lines and smoother rhythms. The stanza is set up with the a, b, a, b, a, b pattern which helps out the smoother rhymes and gives it a reserved approach. The rhymes themselves are more pleasing to the ear with words like grace, face, night, and eloquent. Each word contributes to the reserved approach to the poem and the laid-back...

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