by Edgar Allan Poe
To Helen Love Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Line)
Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face,
Thy Naiad airs have brought me home (7-8)
The speaker moves from talking about Helen's physical features ("hair," "face"), to something more like attitude or personality ("airs"). His love is about looks, but it's also about other things that are harder to quantify.
Lo! In yon brilliant window niche
How statue-like I see thee stand, (11-12)
The speaker compares his love to a statue. Sometimes, when we love people, we fix an idea of them in our heads that is as rigid and unmoving as a statue. No matter how they might actually change, the person we love will always be the same.