It is the knight who tells the story, who describes the lady for us and his questioner. She speaks a strange language, and in her elfin grotto she lulls him to sleep. Dramatic and narrative in form, it is in its spirit intensely lyrical, setting forth, under the guise of old-world symbols, the anguish and devastation of the poet's own soul. I see a lily on thy brow, With anguish moist and fever-dew, And on thy cheeks a fading rose Fast withereth too. Notably, stanzas five and seven stand out, with mention of the man making garlands and bracelets and a fragrant girdle Zone whilst the woman made sweet moan. You are as pale as a lily flower And sweating, as if you suffer from illness, And on your cheeks the blush of life Quickly fades away.
In previous stanzas, the use of nature is a physical describer but it is now being used as a metaphorical one. This implies that the two were intimate with one another in this stanza. And this is why I sojourn here, Alone and palely loitering, Though the sedge is wither'd from the lake, And no birds sing. The next difference is in the first stanza, the setting is portrayed as reason not to be on the hill. I see a lily on thy brow, With anguish moist and fever dew, And on thy cheeks a fading rose Fast witherth too. He had a great love for nature, which was always included in his poetry in some way.
The breaks and the exclamations happen simultaneously, which gives an even greater emphasis on the switch of tone and the realization of the spell he had been under. He stays because he is in thrall to the beautiful lady without pity. What might it tell us about how we experience time ourselves? What were the occupiers of his dream warning him about? Summary An unidentified speaker asks a knight what afflicts him. After all, the knight does become enslaved to the beautiful fairy lady. The readers should question why she is lulling this Knight to sleep. I also took several Literature courses.
The knight remembers that she looked at him sadly as he kissed her wild troubled eyes to sleep. Whether he intends for the lady to be a person or just life itself, he loves it and proves that love is the most important thing in life. The latest dream I ever dream'd On the cold hill's side. Perhaps it refers to the way of expressing her love. La Belle Dame Sans Merci by is after the form of the lyrical ballad. Keats writes about idealised, courtly love and loss through rejection.
She took me to her Elfin grot, And there she wept and sighed full sore, And there I shut her wild wild eyes With kisses four. Stanza 8 - She took me to her special place, deep in a grotto, where she became so emotional I had to reassure her, so wild were her eyes. Keats shortens the last line of each stanza: it has only two stresses and usually only four syllables. He speaks to the knight to make sure he is aware of how ill he is. My Response I think that the author has encoded his life into this piece and challenges the reader to look deeper into the poem to really find out more about his life. Something awful has happened, and the reader can begin to understand that the fairy-woman is at fault, but there are no specifics given just yet. When we shed tears, we show sorrowful or joyful looks, but we do not usually have wildness in our eyes.
Talk about how narrative works in poetry and fiction. Analysis Again, the final stanza circles back to the first stanza, this time with regards to imagery. His version of events can therefore be biased or untruthful. But the lady remains still an enigma, both to the poet and the reader. Indolence is, in the end, a bountiful source of poetic inspiration. The dialogue emphasizes the love that is overtaking him.
The first major difference is the first line. In literature, winter symbolises solitude, sorrow and grief. Stanza 6 - Afterwards he put her on his horse and he walked alongside as she sang her exotic songs. Stanza 4 to stanza 12. Knowing that he was to die as both his parents died of the disease that he contracted, I believe the author predicts the worst for himself and over stresses the situation.
The sedge has withered from the lake, And no birds sing. The sedge has withered from the lake, And no birds sing. Is it some sort of dream sequence based on the polarities of pleasure and pain? The knight is pale, haggard, and obviously dying. Published in 1590, it has a character called Florimell, a lady, 'Fair Florimell, beloved of many a knight. The theme of this ballad presents in imagery of haggard faces, and knights of old. Even if like the knight it is in throngs of death, whether he is dillusional, remebering a past love, or if he has seen demon or angel inviting him to death.
Written in the form of a Literary Ballad: Tells the story in a simple way, similar to a song or folk ballad, embracing traditions. Already, British Romantics Samuel Coleridge and Williams Wordsworth had published Lyrical Ballads in 1798, beginning a revival of ballad-style poetry; Keats, in writing this poem, appears to want to contribute to this revival. What do you notice about them? In the final line, the poet says that the colour of the knight-at-arms face is fading quickly like that of a withered rose. I see a lily on thy brow With anguish moist and fever dew, And on thy cheeks a fading rose Fast withereth too. It is in a sense a cry from the poet's heart, a tale of disillusionment told by a man whose dream of love has faded, leaving behind a taste dust and ashes in the mouth. There seems to be a supernatural aura about this lady because she speaks an unidentified language and assumes a wild expression in her eyes. He dies alone with no one to comfort him in his last moments.