“She Walks in Beauty” is a short lyric poem written by the British Romantic poet Lord Byron in 1814. Often more associated with epic narrative poems such as Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage (1812–1818) and his magnum opus Don Juan (1819–1824), Byron also wrote shorter lyric poems exploring abstract philosophical ideals such as “She Walks in Beauty.” The poem was first published in his 1815 collection, Hebrew Melodies. As the title indicates, Byron intended for all the poems in the volume to be set to traditional Jewish tunes.


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