Lord Byron's Poem, She Walks in Beauty

Written by Garry Gamber

Lord Byron’s opening couplet to “She Walks In Beauty” is amongrepparttar most memorable and most quoted lines in romantic poetry. The opening lines are effortless, graceful, and beautiful, a fitting match for his poem about a woman who possesses effortless grace and beauty. Life in England

Lord Byron was born George Gordon Noel Byron in London in 1788. He became a Lord in 1798 when he inheritedrepparttar 141260 title andrepparttar 141261 estate of his great-uncle. Byron’s mother had taken him to Scotland for treatment for his club foot, but she brought him back to England to claimrepparttar 141262 title andrepparttar 141263 estate.

Byron was privately tutored in Nottingham for a short period. He then studied in Harrow, Southwell, and Newstead, and finally at Trinity College. Byron discovered a talent for writing poetry and published some early poems in 1806 and his first collection, called Hours of Idleness, in 1897 atrepparttar 141264 age of 19. When he turned age 21 he was able to take his seat inrepparttar 141265 House of Lords.

However, Lord Byron left England for two years with his friend, John Hobhouse, to travel through Europe. They toured Spain, Malta, Greece, and Constantinople. Greece especially impressed Byron and would create a recurring theme in his life.

After returning to England Lord Byron made his first speech torepparttar 141266 House of Lords. Later that year he published a “poetic travelogue” titled, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, a respectable collection of verses about his recent travels in Europe. The collection earned Lord Byron lasting fame and admiration. Lord Byron had become a ladies’ man andrepparttar 141267 newly earned celebrity brought him a series of affairs and courtships.

Lord Byron married Anna Isabella Milbanke in 1815 and his daughter, Augusta, was born later that year. However,repparttar 141268 marriage did not last long. In early 1816 Anna and Augusta left Lord Byron and later that year he filed for legal separation and left England for Switzerland, a self-imposed exile.

Life in Europe

While in Switzerland Lord Byron stayed with Percy Bysshe Shelley, a prominent metaphysical and romantic poet, and had an illegitimate daughter, Allegra, with Claire Clairmont. After that affair ended, Lord Byron and his friend, John Hobhouse traveled through Italy, settling first in Venice, where he had a couple more affairs, including an affair withrepparttar 141269 nineteen year old Countess Teresa Guicciolo. Here Lord Byron began his most famous and most acclaimed work,repparttar 141270 epic poem Don Juan.

Lord Byron and Teresa moved to Ravenna, then to Pisa, and then to Leghorn, near Shelley’s house, in 1821. The poet Leigh Hunt moved in with Lord Byron later that year after Shelley drowned offrepparttar 141271 coast near Leghorn in a storm. Lord Byron contributed poetry to Hunt’s periodical, The Liberal, until 1823 when he tookrepparttar 141272 opportunity to travel to Greece to act as an agent forrepparttar 141273 Greeks in their war against Turkey.

Lord Byron used his personal finances to help fund some ofrepparttar 141274 battles byrepparttar 141275 Greeks againstrepparttar 141276 Turks. He even commanded a force of three thousand men in an attack onrepparttar 141277 Turkish-held fortress of Lepanto. The siege was unsuccessful andrepparttar 141278 forces withdrew. At this time Lord Byron suffered one or two epileptic fits. The remedy ofrepparttar 141279 day, blood-letting, weakened him.

Six weeks later, during a particularly chilly rainstorm, Lord Byron contracted a severe cold. The accompanying fever was treated by repeated bleeding by trusted physicians, but his condition worsened until he eventually slipped into a coma and died on April 19, 1924.

Lord Byron was a hero in Greece and was deeply mourned there. His heart was buried in Greece and his body was sent to England where it was buried inrepparttar 141280 family vault near Newstead. He was denied burial in Westminster Abbey because ofrepparttar 141281 perceived immorality of his life and numerous controversies. Finally in 1969, 145 years after his death, a memorial was placed inrepparttar 141282 Poets’ Corner of Westminster Abbey, commemorating his poetry and accomplishments.

Shortly after his arrival in Greece, Lord Byron had written these appropriate lines.
"Seek out—less often sought than found—
A soldier's grave—for theerepparttar 141283 best
Then look around, and choose thy ground,
And take thy rest."

An interesting and exceptional biography of Lord Byron’s life was written in 1830 by a contemporary and friend, John Galt, titled, The Life of Lord Byron. The 49 chapters give a good measure of Lord Byron’s complexity.

A Beginner's Guide to Writing a Novel

Written by Rachelle Arlin Credo

No one is born a novel writer. But do you believe that we all haverepparttar capability to be writers? Impossible as it may seem butrepparttar 141259 answer is yes! If we haverepparttar 141260 passion for it and if we strive to make it happen, novelwriting can be as easy as writing ABC. Writing is actually not a very complicated thing. It is just like drawing, painting, and even cooking. It is an art! Your imagination is all that it takes to get it started. What makes it hard is not writing itself but how people make it hard than it really is.

The first key to writing a novel isrepparttar 141261 ability to dream and imagine. Think back to when you were a little child and dreamed. Your imagination took you to places you've never been before. It made you do things you never thought you could do. Having superpowers...being in strange places...the conditions are limitless. Writing a novel is actually imagination translated into words. You close your eyes and let your thoughts drift while creating a web of consequential ideas. Afterwhich, you write them down on paper.

The second key to writing is formulatingrepparttar 141262 premise of your novel. Let's say you'd start with a huge asteroid moving about in space. Then suddenly it collided with another asteroid and instantly created an explosion. Some ofrepparttar 141263 explosion's debris fell down intorepparttar 141264 earth's atmosphere. By accident a person comes in contact with it. These sequence of events could be your initial start in which you let your mind take hold of and run with to producerepparttar 141265 succeeding events.

The third key would be creating a stream of spontaneous ideas. Once you haverepparttar 141266 initial idea, sink down into it and allow yourself to be completely absorbed. Let's say afterrepparttar 141267 person comes in contact withrepparttar 141268 asteroid debris, he gains supernatural powers! And then he notices some new changes in his being, not just physically but also emotionally and psychologically. This is where an avalanche of new ideas start coming in. You will notice that you are no longer directing your story but your story is directing you. That makes writing now so easy. You don't need to analyze anything becauserepparttar 141269 story now starts to play like a movie. All you have to do is put them into words asrepparttar 141270 story plays in your head.

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