- Created by: mj579
- Created on: 23-01-20 18:57
La Belle Dame Sans Merci
John Keats wrote this not long before dying from turberculosis, perhaps this influenced the poem's depressing, disheartening, and gloomy tone.
The poem is a ballard, traditionally used to represent entertaining stories.
The knight is introduced as lost and abandoned, hinting that something has gone terribely gone wrong - contrasts with the stereotypes around knights.
The use of "O" gives us the impression that ther poet is preaching - link to ballards.
"And the harvest's done", referring…