English literature paper 2 - La Belle Dame Sans Merci

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  • 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…


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