Of cloudless climes and starry skies;

from George Gordon, Lord Byron – She Walks in Beauty on Rap Genius


Clime comes from Greek, denoting a large geographical region like the arctic or tropics, hence our word, “climate.”

By comparing woman’s beauty to one that a starry sky, white softly radiating against darkness, painting a chiaroscuro image of his woman, “all that’s best of dark and bright.” The theme of her holding the perfect combination of this or that aspect continues throughout.

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