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There be None of Beauty's Daughters by Lord Byron


"There be None of Beauty's Daughters" is a poem written by Lord Byron. The poem is about a beautiful woman's daughters. Throughout the poem, Byron speaks of how wonderful they are. How they are like "music on the waters" and have sweet voices. Of course, don't get the wrong idea! One of them is even an infant. The ages of the other daughters are not given.

This poem is written as one stanza with sixteen lines with the rhyme scheme ABABCCDDEFEFBBGG. The lines are written as iambic tetrameters and iambic trimeters.


There be None of Beauty's Daughters

There be none of Beauty's daughters
With a magic like Thee;
And like music on the waters
Is thy sweet voice to me:
When, as if its sound were causing
The charm├ęd ocean's pausing,
The waves lie still and gleaming,
And the lull'd winds seem dreaming:
And the midnight moon is weaving
Her bright chain o'er the deep,
Whose breast is gently heaving
As an infant's asleep:
So the spirit bows before thee
To listen and adore thee;
With a full but soft emotion,
Like the swell of Summer's ocean.

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Literary Movement
Romanticism, 18th Century

Beauty, Children

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