Some questions are answered when the knight mentions that the lady then took him to her elfin grot, and the reader realizes that the lady is an actual fairy, a supernatural being that the knight has fallen in love with. The dream might just be his rationalization; a way of making her out to be evil in order to cope with the pain of learning his love is unrequited, and in love there is despair. He had a great love for nature, which was always included in his poetry in some way. I kissed them 4 times. The protagonists in both stories also encounter the ghosts who have previously met both women and warn the protagonist about their true colours and at the end of the story, the protagonist is stuck in their lair, with the exception of Coraline who managed to escape while the unnamed knight in this poem is still stuck in the mysterious woman's lair.
O what can ail thee, wretched wight, Alone and palely loitering? O what can ail thee, knight-at-arms, So haggard and so woe-begone? I received this letter the other day from an old classmate. It is a superb example of the narrative art which has all the simplicity and directness of the best ballads. Through the use of two speakers, Keats' is able to portray his theme by means of a story. Keats writes about idealised, courtly love and loss through rejection. She spoke in a different dialect yet he was sure that she told him that she loved him with all her heart.
The final stanza of the ballad is largely a repetition of the first. Is the knight so close to meeting his Maker? Historical Background John Keats was born in London in 1795. One day your French class came over and pelted the computer class with apples I've hated them ever since. But the lady remains still an enigma, both to the poet and the reader. I also took several Literature courses. There are often two ways of seeing this scene, as the knight quickly learns.
This creates the effect of the stanza being abruptly cut off, of something being absent or withheld. In this sense, this poem to some extent is an autobiographical poem. Part of the fascination exerted by the poem comes from Keats' use of understatement. Her eyes however had struck him as sad and doleful as if she was mourning something. It is important that you understand that you have the capability for it and one day it will strike us all.
That year he would also fall in love with Fanny Brawne and by the spring of 1819 would embark on what was to become one of the most important sequences of odes in our literature, all written in a single year. Dean, Sonia; Ryan, Judith, eds. Written in the form of a Literary Ballad: Tells the story in a simple way, similar to a song or folk ballad, embracing traditions. The depth of passion which it expresses, or rather implies, the intense lyrical feeling, the exquisite art by which every detail of the weird landscape contributes to the general effect of mystery and of desolation, produce together an effect unequaled in the poetry of romance. That illusion, contradistinguished from delusion, that negative faith which simply permits the images present to work by their own force. Keats writes about idealised, courtly love and loss through rejection.
In his sleep he had nightmarish dreams. She found me roots of relish sweet, And honey wild, and manna dew, And sure in language strange she said. However, as he awakes from his slumber, he found that the maiden was nowhere to be found. These units are teacher ready and student ready. Stanza 7 - She knew just where to look for sweet and heavenly foods. He tells the poet how she joined him on his horse and they rode together.
Idealistic Romantic description I made a garland for her head, And bracelets too, and fragrant zone; She look'd at me as she did love, And made sweet moan. After his rough-and-tumble, the knight finds himself in a kind of hell through the common gothic transport of a dream. For the purposes of this analysis, I would say that it is the latter: the Lady understands that they cannot be together, and chooses to leave him to sleep. It is a romantic ballad as much as it deals with the theme of love and also because it depends for its inspiration upon the medieval world of knights and elves, and of weird enchantment. Your ideas about the poem being about the influence of love itself are certainly very Keats-like. In this stanza, he refers to the winter season by telling that the squirrel is done with collecting its grains and even the harvest is also done.
This shortening of the final line gives each stanza a rather abrupt, slightly ominous ending, as if it were not quite finished. What might it tell us about how we experience time ourselves? Then, recognising that the power and stability of the patriarchal world depends on the rejection of this, urge to withdraw, the kings, warriors, and princes have placed the blame squarely upon the woman, defined her as the temptress who has the knight in thrall. His life is doomed to despair. She also fell in love with him. The theme of this ballad presents in imagery of haggard faces, and knights of old. La Belle Dame Sans Merci is an example of his disciplined art avoiding ornament which is in keeping with the simple ballad style.
That is when he awoke and found himself alone and on the verge of death, without any sign on his lover in sight. 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. The title was derived from the title of a 15th-century poem by called. O what can ail thee, knight-at-arms, Alone and palely loitering? They were warning me about the beautiful woman. The poem has 12 stanzas with 4 lines each. The poem is written in the traditional ballad stanza form of four lines.