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Lord Byron

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Abby Schroeder

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A presentation by:
Abby Schroeder, Freja Hagemann, Julianne Janz, Kassie Hesprich, Maria Crawford and Cheyenne Morgan. Lord George
Gordon Noel 6th
Baron Byron:
Fabulous Byron was born on January 22, 1788, in London, England.
He married Anna Isabella Milbanke on Jan 2, 1815.
On Dec 10, 1815 his daughter Augusta Ada was born.
He also had a daughter with his Mistress Claire Clairmont, Allegra was born in 1817. "The First Kiss of Love"
(1806) Summary "She Walks in
Beauty" (1814)
Summary The first stanza of the poem discusses a woman, whose beauty is amazing. Her beauty is described as having the best of both light and dark characteristics. It is that contrast that creates her supreme beauty. At the end of the stanza, religious connotations are brought in with the word “heaven.”
The second stanza is saying that her beauty is perfect and should not be changed, even a bit, or it will be ruined. As well, Byron believes that the woman's appearance reflects her inner thoughts. She is very sweet, innocent, and pure, thus her thoughts must be also.
The third stanza offers more praise for the woman. She is very good, and has done good deeds, as reflected by her smiles. It is suggested that she is above Earth, looking down, and is content. This again gives a religious connotation, implying that she is in heaven and is an angel. When we two parted is about how a man feels about a woman after she had left him. he starts out being madly in love with a woman. Initially, after the break, he is heart-broken but throughout the poem his felling turn cold towards the woman. It is also clear that this woman was married and having an affair, it also seems that his attachment to her was not widely known. This poem was written by Lord Byron in 1806, it is one of his earlier poems, which he wrote at the age of 17 or 18. It is not sure whom Byron wrote this poem about because by the time he was 17 he had already claimed to be "in love" numerous times so it is unknown who he was writing about being in love with. The main idea in the poem is that even though romantic love stories are very enticing and people like to hear about them, it is much better to experience that first kiss with the one who you love. Love stories have the ability to please you, but they are not able to move you like the real thing, which is the first kiss before falling in love. Even when the feeling of the first kiss is gone you will always remember the feelings you had at that moment in time, while the feelings from others' love stories will fade away and become irrelevant. "When We Two Parted"
(1813) Summary Introduction
to Lord Byron Birth and Childhood Born to Captain Byron and Catherine Gordon in 1788.
Byron was born with a club foot and suffered greatly because of this.
Byron's family became poor in 1791 after Captain Byron's death.
On May 19, 1798 Byron inherited his Uncle's title of "Lord."
From 1801 to 1805 Byron attended Harrow Public School. Byron's Edudcation In 1805 Byron began attending Trinity College, Cambridge.
His first volume of poems was privately printed in 1806.
In 1808 he left Cambridge to go to Newstead Abbey.
In 1809 he took a seat in the House of Lords. Byron's Final Years On April 20, 1822, his daughter Allegra died.
In 1823 Byron was elected to the London Greek Committee.
Soon after he left for Greece.
Byron died on April 19, 1824 of a fever in Missolonghi, Greece. "Stanzas for Music"
(1816) Summary Stanzas for Music describes Byron's infatuation for some unnamed person.
He never uses the word "love" but it seems as though love is his main focus.
He compares this person to the Ocean.
The poem is written with a musical feel to reflect the title. Bloom, Harold, et al. George Gordon, Lord Byron. New York: An Imprint of Infobase Publishing, 2009.
Duane. Byron Passionate Romantic. London: Flame Tree Publishing, 1998.
Heath, William. Major British Poets of the Romantic Period. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc, 1973.
Lipking, Lawrence. “Romanticism,” “The qualities of romanticism,” “Romanticism in the arts,” “Romanticism and society.” World Book Q-R. Chicago: World Book, Inc, 1991.
Books: Sources and References: Byron's "Image" Physical beauty was very important to Byron.
He took great pains to make himself look nice, he even regularly curled his hair. Romantic
Poetry in a Nutshell: Romantic Poetry focused on passion, ideals, nature and imagination. It was most popular in the late 1700's through the mid 1800's. Websites:
Aubrey, Bryan. "Byron." Magill’s Literary Annual 1998. Ed. John D. Wilson. 2 vols. Salem Press, 1998. Salem Literature Web. 22 Sep. 2012.
Graham, Peter W. "Lord Byron." Magill’s Literary Annual 1983. Ed. Frank N. Magill. 2 vols. Salem Press, 1983. Salem Literature Web. 24 Sep. 2012.
She Walks in Beauty Stanza Summaries. Shmoop University, 2012. Web. 23 Sep. 2012. <http://www.shmoop.com/she-walks-in-beauty/>.
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