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She Walks in Beauty

She Walks in Beauty

by George Gordon, Lord Byron

Women and Femininity Quotes

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Quote #4

Or softly lightens o'er her face; (line 10)

Byron has said that the woman's whole "aspect" is beautiful, but now he's trying to put his finger on exactly what makes her facial expression so gorgeous.

Quote #5

And on that cheek, and o'er that brow, (line 13)

Now Byron's attempting to break down her beauty, one piece at a time, in order to understand it. It's like he's dissecting her beauty.

Quote #6

The smiles that win, the tints that glow, (line 15)

The woman's smiles are "win[ning]," and apparently she blushes a lot – is he trying to suggest that she's a bit of a flirt?

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