Analysis of She Walks in Beauty

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1. Characteristic | Selected Poem Title: She walks in beauty | 2. Initial Response: What does this poem seem to be about? It describes a beautiful woman. | | Words: Were the words in this poem difficult or easy to understand? I understood, they were complex word with simple meanings Was there any word or phrase that was powerful to you?“And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes”This phrase in the poem described her eyes like art swirling the dark and light together creating something greater. | | Images: Did the poet create strong images? What could you see, hear, smell, taste, or feel? In the poem the author is infatuated with this woman and describes her as a painting with swirls of colors coming together to make a masterpiece. | | Figurative Language: What poetic devices were used in this poem? Imagery, similes and metaphors. What did these poetic devices do for the poem? The simile enhances the meaning of the poem by comparing words or sentences. Imagery uses words to create pictures. a metaphor is a comparison between two unlike things without using the words like or as. Did these devices help create imagery or communicate the author's feelings? They helped me visualize the woman and enhance the emotion in the poem. | | Emotion: What emotion was the author trying to express? A lot of affection. | | Structure: How is the poem organized (lines, stanzas, etc.)? What is unique or interesting about the structure of the poem? Does the poem rhyme? The poem is organized by line and stanza each. The last word in every other sentence rhyming. | | Meaning: What is the

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