Living, Breathing Beauty
~Exploring Lord Byron's "She Walks in Beauty"~
Theme and Tone
Tone- Admiration and Curiosity
"And all that's best of dark and bright/Meet in her aspect and her eyes."
Beautiful Soul By Jesse McCartney
"Where thoughts serenely sweet express/How pure, how dear their dwelling-place."
"The Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci
In the lines eleven and twelve of "She walks in beauty," the speaker is talking about the beautiful woman's expression showing her serene and sweet thoughts being expressed on her face. This relates to the Mona Lisa because her sweet, mysterious, yet subtle smile can come across as "pure" and "dear," just like the woman in the poem.
"The smiles that win, the tints that glow/But tell of days in goodness spent."
Photograph of Mother Teresa
In lines fifteen and sixteen of the poem, the speaker is describing the way that the woman's smile and glowing face show the good works that she has done. Not only is the woman beautiful on the outside, but she is also beautiful in the good deeds that she performs. Mother Teresa, even in her old age, appears to be kind and good, similarly to the description of the woman in the poem.