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Analysis of Keats' Captivating and Dismal Ballad "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" - John Keats is a spell binding poet, who lived a short life of 25 years, but left behind a towering legacy in the Romantic period. His work “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” is an imaginative masterpiece written in 1819, which was near his death in 1821. During the time he wrote the ballad, his brother died of tuberculosis; an ailment that swept over many members of his family, including him. He also became devoted to young woman, Fanny Brawne, but struggled with his continuous meager ownerships. The time of darkness, disease, and depression were close reflected in the ballad, where love and death both reign as did in his personal life....   [tags: La Belle Dame Sans Merci]
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La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats - La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats John Keats was born in London on October 31, 1795. He was the son of a stable attendant who married the owner's daughter and later inherited the stable for himself. The elder Mr. Keats died when John was eight, leaving the family tied up in legal matters that lasted the rest of John's life. He was fourteen when his mother died of tuberculosis, and fifteen when his guardian apprenticed him to an apothecary-surgeon. Soon after, John left the medical field to focus primarily on poetry....   [tags: John Keats Belle Dame Sans Merci Essays] 418 words
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John Keats’s Poem, La Belle Dame Sans Merci - John Keats’s poem “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” dramatizes the conflict between dreams and reality as experienced by the knight. On a late autumn day, the speaker stumbles upon an ailing knight and asks what is wrong. The knight reveals that he had fallen in love with a beautiful lady, “a faery’s child” (14), who then abandoned him after professing her love and spending one night together. The speaker is recounting his experience with the knight to his audience. Structurally the poem is a ballad written in twelve quatrains....   [tags: La Belle Dame Sans Merci]
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Comparing the Themes of Love in Lord Byron's “She Walks in Beauty” and Keats' Poem, “La Belle Dame sans Merci” - There are many different themes that can be used to make a poem both successful and memorable. Such is that of the universal theme of love. This theme can be developed throughout a poem through an authors use of form and content. “She Walks in Beauty,” by George Gordon, Lord Byron, is a poem that contains an intriguing form with captivating content. Lord Byron, a nineteenth-century poet, writes this poem through the use of similes and metaphors to describe a beautiful woman. His patterns and rhyme scheme enthrall the reader into the poem....   [tags: She Walks in Beauty, La Belle Dame sans Merci] 929 words
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Comparing the Balance of Power and Relationships in Rosetti's Cousin Kate and Keats' La Belle Dame sans Merci - Christina Rossetti and John Keats were both poets in their own prime. Rossetti wrote the somewhat controversial poem, Cousin Kate (1879) and John Keats wrote the French named poem, La Belle Dame sans Merci, (1819) which means “the beautiful woman without mercy”. Both poems explore the injustices of love and power and also the consequences of what happens with a potentially bad decision. Not only this, they both address these themes with a particular balance of the two; they both have similarities, yet they both contrast in many different ways....   [tags: poetry, cousin kate, la belle dame sans merci] 2102 words
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Poetry Analysis: "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" - Your thrilled, your focused on it, and it overwhelms you. “la belle dame sans merci” was written April 21, 1819 by John Keats. A Romantic poet who despite his reputation as being one of the most beloved poets of all time, was not well received during his short lived life. In fact Keats reputation didn’t grow till after his death near the end of the nineteenth century. He is now considered one of the key figures in the second generation of the romantic movement. Keats major works did not focus on religion, ethnics, morals, or politics....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Symbolism in "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" - Keat’s poem “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” is a dream-like journey symbolizing love as a cycle of life and death, in contrast to an idealism of eternal love. The theme of this ballad presents in imagery of haggard faces, and knights of old. A daydream on a hillside reflects on symbols of past experience, and the commonality of love’s experience. An indictment of women as a source of suffering exists here. Symbolism incorporated throughout the poem gives clues as to the true theme of this work: the acceptance of love’s ideals and its reality and mortality....   [tags: Poetry]
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La Belle Dame sans Merci Analysis - John Keats’s “La Belle Dame sans Merci” parallels the predicament of a dying knight with the final moments of his life, and love for Fanny Brawne. Keats’s obsession with willing suspension of disbelief and shadows of the imagination are exemplified in the ballad. The poem displays romanticism with hyperbole describing each character. Keats’s poem, “La Belle Dame sans Merci”, is explicated through the structure, tone, hyperbole, and parallels to his love life and final moments; all of these instances in this poem relate to romanticism....   [tags: john keats, romanticism, romantic] 934 words
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La Belle Dame sans Merci Analysis - La Belle Dame sans Merci, written by famous romantic poet John Keats in 1819, has been declared one of Keats’s greatest works due to the ambiguous boundaries it sets between imagination and reality [Kelly]. Throughout the poem, the reader always questions the “reality” presented by the poem, creating many facets that the readers have discussed for years and still have not established a definite answer as to their true meaning. La Belle Dame sans Merci embodies Keats’s “negative capability” perfectly....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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La Belle Dame sans Merci by John Keats - Many famous writers have careers spanning over decades, though one English Romantic poet was able to achieve fame in his short career of only five years. John Keats was a poet with a remarkable ability to perceive the world around him; an ability that resonated throughout his works. Although John Keats lived an unfortunately short life, he is considered one of the most important figures of the English Romantic movement because of his use of Romantic literary devices and themes of love and loss in poems such as "La Belle Dame sans Merci" and "When I Have Fears that I May Cease to Be." On the outskirts of London on Halloween in 1795, famous Romantic poet John Keats was born....   [tags: romantic literature, poetry]
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La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats - “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” literally means “The beautiful lady without mercy”, written by John Keats. It is part of John Keats Romanic poetry. The poem is about a knight, described by an unknown person, who is “alone and palely loitering”. Later on in the poem, the knight starts telling his own story about a lady he met and his dream of Princes, Warriors and Kings who remembered the beautiful lady. The poem has 12 stanzas with 4 lines each. The start is about the anonymous who talks about the knight....   [tags: poem analysis]
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Archetypes in John Keats' La Belle Dame Sans Merci: A Ballad - Archetypes in John Keats' "La Belle Dame Sans Merci: A Ballad" During the Romantic Movement in literature, numerous writers fed off one another’s ideas; thus, creating various patterns which reoccur throughout literary works. According to “The Literature Network,” John Keats is “usually regarded as the archetype of the Romantic writer.” Therefore, Keats himself is thought to be the original model for the writer during the Romantic Era. In his poem, “La Belle Dame sans Merci: A Ballad,” Keats uses various archetypes which provide added meaning and depth to this work of literature....   [tags: John Keats Ballad Belle Dame Sans Essays]
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Theme of Beauty in La Belle Dame Sans Merci - In the poem “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” by John Keats, the main theme is the idea that beauty is only skin deep and can be an extremely painful emotional experience. The title loosely translates into “the beautiful woman with no mercy”. As we read the poem it becomes clear that the knight had his feelings shattered by this woman on his steed. Keats uses a number of different language techniques to make the poem effective. The first is dividing the poem into two parts through the use of 2 speakers....   [tags: John Keats] 477 words
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A Poem from the Romantic Period, La Belle Dame sans Merci by John Keats - ... The “knight-at-arms / alone and palely loitering” and “a lady in the meads / full beautiful – a fairy child” (Keats 408). Both of these characters have love and beauty that they seem to be keeping to themselves, and the knight has fallen in love with the fairy/elfish lady. The poem has romantic period aspects such as the use of supernatural beings and lack of detail/repetition. The poem begins with a single knight walking around aimlessly throughout the countryside on a beautiful autumn day....   [tags: beautiful lady, knight, classical]
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The Different Presentations of Female Villany in Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Keats’ ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’ - ... The two poems told by men leave the reader questioning their reliability in an endemically misogynistic society. Shakespeare portrays LM as predominant woman who refuses to conform to the expectations of a patriarchal society. From the perspective of a Jacobean audience, which believed that women were submissive and obedient, LM’s immediate plan for regicide comes as a great shock. It establishes the theme of female villainy from the beginning of the play. The conventional 16th century woman was also expected to embrace their femininity; Shakespeare uses explicit and unequivocal language to convey a corrupted LM who desires to relinquish every fibre of human tenderness, maternal instinct...   [tags: femininity, guilt, conform] 567 words
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A Comparison of Love in Annabel Lee and La Belle Dame sans Merci - Love in Poe’s Annabel Lee and Keats’s La Belle Dame sans Merci      Poe’s “Annabel Lee" and Keats’s "La Belle Dame sans Merci" depict the destructive effects that women exercise upon men. In both poems, women, by death and deception, harm their adoring lovers. In "Annabel Lee," Annabel dies and leaves the speaker in isolation; in "La Belle Dame Sans Merci," the fairy, "La Belle Dame," captures the speaker’s heart, and then deserts him. The common theme of both poems, that love generates harmful effects, is a reflection of both poets’ upsetting and harmful childhood experiences....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The Presentation of Women in La Belle Dame Sans Merci and Mariana - The Presentation of Women in La Belle Dame Sans Merci and Mariana Though both poems have the common theme of unrequited love, Keats and Tennyson assign very different characteristics to the women in their poems. In "Mariana", the woman is submissive and a victim of cruelty, whereas La Belle Dame in "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" is the more powerful of the man and woman in the poem, and the one inflicting the cruelty. In both poems, the landscapes mirror these characteristics, and even the feelings of these two women....   [tags: Alfred Tennyson John Keats Poetry Poems Essays] 683 words
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Conflict in Wuthering Heights and La Belle Dame Sans Merci - Conflict in Wuthering Heights and La Belle Dame Sans Merci The conflicting theme demonstrated throughout Wuthering Heights is remarkably similar to the theme implicit in “La Belle Dame sans Merci”. This conflict is in the form of appearances, Illusion vs. Reality and man vs. nature and is personified through the characters, as well as the similarity of Gothic surroundings in both texts. In Wuthering Heights this parallel is shown through Heathcliff, who is vulnerable after falling head over heel for Catherine....   [tags: miscellaneous] 1038 words
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Consider La Belle Dame sans Merci and To Autumn by John Keats - Consider La Belle Dame sans Merci and To Autumn by John Keats John Keats was born in 1795 and died in 1821. He lived a short life as he suffered from tuberculosis, and died in his early twenties. Keats is one of the great Romantic poets of the early 19th century. Most of his poetry was crammed into the last few years of his life, which is why some of his poems relate death. He had a great love for nature, which was always included in his poetry in some way. He saw his mother and his brother die of TB when he was younger so when he realised he too had the illness he knew what was in store....   [tags: English Literature] 1349 words
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Comparing La Belle Dame Sans Merci by Keats and Mariana - Comparing La Belle Dame Sans Merci by Keats and Mariana The two poems 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' and 'Mariana' have very similar genres. They are both based on a Romantic theme. They are both about unrequited love. In 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' it is about a knight who falls in love with a woman and he thinks she loves him as well until she puts a spell on him and he realises it is all a trick and she doesn't care for him at all. It was written in 1819. In 'Mariana' it's about a woman (Mariana) and how she was engaged to Angelo who jilted her when the ship carrying her dowry was lost at sea....   [tags: Papers] 598 words
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Classic Medieval Romanticism in "La Belle Dame sans Merci" - Romanticism can be broadly defined as that which is `the fabulous, the extravagant, the fictitious and the unreal'. The words Romantic and Romanticism were applied to or used for a literary trend in English literature of the last quarter of 18th and mid-nineteenth century to refer to various tendencies. Later the term Romanticism was applied to `resurgence of extinct and emotion' which could not be suppressed by the `rationalism' of the 18th century and a low key revolt could be heard in some literary works....   [tags: Poetry] 1494 words
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Womanhood in The Eve of St. Agnes and La Belle Dame Sans Merci and Mariana by Keats - Womanhood in The Eve of St. Agnes and La Belle Dame Sans Merci and Mariana by Keats In the two poems "Mariana' and "La Belle Dame Sans Merci' and the extract from 'The Eve of Saint Agnes' the poets portray three diverse perceptions of women. The reader distinguishes a woman as a temptress, a woman whom is vulnerable and is dependent on man, and a woman who is nubile and is innocently seductive. "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" is a ballad, written in 1819. In this ballad, the femme fatale deceives the Wretched Wright she meets....   [tags: Comparison Poetry Women Poems Essays] 1208 words
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Portrayal of Women in La Belle Dame Sans Merci, Lady of Shalott, My last Duchess, and Porphyria's Lover - Portrayal of Women in La Belle Dame Sans Merci, Lady of Shalott, My last Duchess, and Porphyria's Lover Within the five poems we have studied, 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci', 'Lady of Shalott', 'My last duchess', 'Porphyria's lover' and 'Marianna'. Women are portrayed as weak characters with no voice. All of these poems are seen through the eyes of men, who accuse them of being self-centred and lacking in morals. However, these judgements can be placed upon the men themselves. The social/historical position of women during the nineteenth century can be identified within the poems....   [tags: Papers] 734 words
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The View of Womanhood in La Belle Dame Sans Merci, Mariana and The Eve of Saint Agne - The View of Womanhood in La Belle Dame Sans Merci, Mariana and The Eve of Saint Agne Works Cited Missing These three poems show a wide range of visions of woman hood. "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" shows a temptress, "Mariana" portrays woman as awaiting man and "The Eve of Saint Agnes" depicts woman as nubile. So here we are shown the two extremes of womankind, and then Madeline in "The Eve of Saint Agnes" as the almost perfect medium. La Belle Dame sans Merci leads men on, she is a temptress....   [tags: Papers] 1224 words
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The Themes of Love and Loss in My Last Duchess, La Belle Dame Sans Merci, When we Two Parted, and Villegiature - The Themes of Love and Loss in My Last Duchess, La Belle Dame Sans Merci, When we Two Parted, and Villegiature Works Cited Missing The poems, 'My Last Duchess', 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' and 'When We Two Parted' and 'Villegiature' by Robert Browning (1812-1889), John Keats (1795-1821), Lord Byron (1788-1824) and Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) respectively, have all been written in the nineteenth century. All these poems deal with the different aspects of love and the different attitudes of lovers towards their beloved, after parting or during times away from each other (Villegiature)....   [tags: Papers] 1686 words
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Beauty is Only Skin Deep in La Belle Dame sans Merci by John Keats - Beauty is Only Skin Deep in La Belle Dame sans Merci by John Keats In La Belle Dame sans Merci John Keats stresses the idea that beauty is only skin deep and also lies in the eye of the beholder. Through the use of two speakers, Keats' is able to portray his theme by means of a story. As the poem begins, the reader meets the first speaker. As we read on, we come to find out that this is a passer-by. We also find out the state of the other speaker, "wretched Wight." Sounds so full of life....   [tags: Papers] 374 words
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Different Forms of Power Presented in My Last Duchess, A Woman to Her Lover and La Belle Dame Sans Merci - Different Forms of Power Presented in My Last Duchess, A Woman to Her Lover and La Belle Dame Sans Merci Amongst the three love poems examined in this essay, the theme of male or female power in relationships pervades throughout. The views of the speakers are expressed and defined through literary and poetic techniques. This gives the reader an insight into the speaker's problems and dissatisfaction with a relationship, due to an imbalance of power. However there are dissimilarities between the poems - for example where in "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" the female displays supernatural power and dominance over a knight, the Duke in "My Last Duchess" desires psychologi...   [tags: Papers] 1733 words
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Different Attitudes To Love In La Belle Dame Sans Merci And I Wanna Be Yours - Different Attitudes To Love In La Belle Dame Sans Merci And I Wanna Be Yours In This essay I will aim to consider the different attitudes of love demonstrated by John Keats and John Cooper-Clarke. I will go on to consider how each poet uses imagery and other language devices to convey their message. I will compare the structure and rhythm of each poem, and consider how this affect the mood created in each poem. To conclude, I will show that the cynical attitude towards love demonstrated by John Keats is a reflection upon his painful life experiences, while the more positive attitude demonstrated by John Cooper-Clarke conveys a message of hope while accepting the...   [tags: Papers] 1369 words
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Comparing My Last Duchess, La Belle Dame Sans Merci and A Woman to Her Lover - Differing Views of Male-female Relationships in Three Poems In the three poems we experience three different views of how male-female relationships should take place. In ‘My Last Duchess’ we experience the view that the male should have the main role in relationships, in ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’ we hear of a relationship where the woman is in total control of the man and has all the power. Finally in ‘A Woman to Her Lover’ we read that both men and women should have an equal amount of power and no one should be dominant....   [tags: Robert Browning, My Last Duchess] 1934 words
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A Comparison of The Lady of Shallot by Alfred Lord Tennyson, My Last Duchess by Robert Browning, La Belle Dame Sans Merci by Keats and To His Coy Mist - A Comparison of The Lady of Shallot by Alfred Lord Tennyson, My Last Duchess by Robert Browning, La Belle Dame Sans Merci by Keats and To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell In this essay I am going to compare four poems: 1. The Lady of Shallot- Alfred Lord Tennyson 2. My Last Duchess- Robert Browning 3. La Belle Dame Sans Merci- John Keats 4. To his Coy Mistress - Andrew Marvell The connecting theme of all the poems is that are all written about a woman in love or who is loved by someone else....   [tags: Papers] 1277 words
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La Belle Dam Sans Merci - The poem "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" by John Keats is a ballad that expresses all of Keats' philosophies of happiness and the ideal world while, at the same time, being an enchanting love story on a simpler level. The poem contains his "pleasure thermometer" which leads to Keats' idea of happiness. The poem also contains Keats' vision of an ideal world where nothing ends or dies. The poem begins with a narrator questioning a Knight at arms. The Knight is seen wandering around lifelessly and listlessly....   [tags: Poetry] 1159 words
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John Keats, La Belle Dame Sans - John Keats is a great British poet. He has written many popular poems. La Belle Dame sans Merci is a ballad that was written in 1819. In this ballad, the knight is deceived by the woman he meets. He falls in love with this woman instantly and is convinced that she too is in love with him. The woman makes the knight fall for her by making herself beautiful. The woman deceives the knight into trusting her and then when she takes him to her cave, she breaks his heart by leaving him after the knight wakes up from a nightmare....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Escape in Ode to a Nightingale and La Belle Dans sans Merci - Escape in Ode to a Nightingale and La Belle Dans sans Merci    The two poems, Ode to a Nightingale and La Belle Dans sans Merci, clearly portray Keats' treatment of the idea of escape. Both poems construct vivid illusions but insist on their desolating failure. In Ode to a Nightingale it is interesting that Keats chooses to use the nightingale as the main vehicle for his idea of escape. It is through the comparisons to the nightingale's life that all other forms of escape become apparent in this work....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Comparing The Two Poems: When We Two Parted And La Belle Dame Sans Mer - GCSE English coursework: comparison of poems. There are many similarities and differences between the two poems: “When We Two Parted”, written by Lord Bryon, and “La Belle Dames Sans Merci”, written by John Keats. I shall be exploring these poems and seeing connections and differences between them, so that I am able to compare them. The storyline of both poems is based around love, and so they are similar in that respect, however I think the poems bring out different types of emotions. When We Two Parted is melancholy throughout, and is a lament for a lost love....   [tags: essays research papers] 1485 words
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The Onset of the Pale Silence - John Keats was born the 31st of October 1795 and died of tuberculosis the 23rd of February 1821. Keats’ work was published over the course of four years, from 1817 to 1821. His literary ballad “La Belle Dame sans Merci” was written on April 21, 1819 in the course of a letter to his brother, George (Friedlander). “La Belle Dame sans Merci” translates to “the beautiful woman without pity” (“La Belle Dame sans Merci, A Study Guide”). Keats borrowed the title from a long poem written by the French poet Alain Chartier (“La Belle Dame sans Merci, A Study Guide”)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Enchantment in John Keats' La Belle Dame Sans Merica - ... His deteriorating state puts the knight in a vulnerable position. It also leaves the reader wondering whether or not this man is a reliable narrator. When our speaker first encounters the lady, he only speaks about her external characteristics: I met a lady in the meads, Full beautiful—a faery’s child, Her hair was long, her foot was light, 15 And her eyes were wild. He ignores the signs that she may be potentially dangerous and instead longs for her. Her eyes indicate her uncanniness and she is seen as an object of pursuit and devotion....   [tags: folk, ballad, love, knight, state] 591 words
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The Ideal Consuming Man’s Reality - One of man’s most challenging obstacles to overcome is that of the real versus the ideal (Melani 1). There is almost always a tendency to fantasize about the inaccessible, leaving man in a place more empty and isolated than ever before. Perhaps it is what happened in one’s past that forces one into a state of oblivion, depression, and helplessness, and unfortunately the consequences almost always solely affect the one trying to escape. The world we live in is a powerful, destructive place if we allow our fears and depression to overtake us....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Love in Poetry - Love in Poetry There are endless ways in which love can be portrayed and occur. There are numerous types of love, whether it's physical, emotional or romantic love. I intend to expand upon and highlight the various ways in which love an loss is portrayed in 5 selected poems: John Clare's 'First Love', John Keats' 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci', Robert Browning 'My Last Duchess' and Christina Rossetti's two poems 'Birthday' and 'Remember'. All of the poets portray love the concept of love or loss or both in relation to some; they all attempt to capture and express the presence of love and loss in the closest way possible....   [tags: Poems Poetry Poets Love Literature Essays] 3944 words
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Femme Fatales - According to thefreedictionary.com, a femme fatale is a woman of great seductive charm who leads a man into trouble or comprising events. This same definition applies to the poem “La Belle Dame Sans Merci.” The poem by John Keats, a man describes a lady who is so lovely but eventually leads him to troubling events. Through the theory of femme fatales, and “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” (The beautiful lady with no pity) the poem portrays the woman as evil through the dangers of her appearance, personality, romance, and power....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Exploring Themes in Sonnets - The six poems that I shall be comparing are: Sonnet 116, My last duchess, La Belle Dame Sans Merci, The highwayman, The laboratory and The ballad of Tam Lin. There is a common theme that runs through all of these poems of relationships and the love in them whether it be the love lost between two lovers such as in the Laboratory or a fantasy love such as in The ballad of Tam Lin. In La Belle Dame Sans Merci the speaker of the poem comes across a knight all alone and who is apparently dying in a field....   [tags: love, poetry, relationships]
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Truth and Art: Keats's Ode on a Grecian Urn - Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn" offers a paradoxical concept of Beauty. It describes the frozen beauty portrayed on the Urn as sweeter than reality, for its expiration is a locked impossibility. The lover's kiss is sweeter when in waiting, and her timeless beauty and devotion are worth the kiss's impossibility. Thus, the observation of beauty is more sweet than its reception, and objects in their prime are best just before their expiration. This poem is reminiscent of Shakespeare's sonnets in its zeal for permanent youth and disdain for time's drain on youth's beauty....   [tags: Ode on a Grecian Urn Essays] 394 words
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Madeline in “The Eve of St. Agnes” - The ideal can not exist in this world, nor can idealistic notions work in practical for us. The Eve of St Agnes is a feast celebrated annually on January 21st in Rome. The original story “myth” said that young virgins who follow specific ritualistic actions will have ‘visions of delight’ that show them their future husbands. According to tradition, Saint Agnes was born and raised in a Christian family. She suffered martyrdom at the age of twelve, on January 21, 304 CE. The Roman Prefect called Semproniu commanded Agnes to marry his son, but she refused....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Abletism, Sexism, and Classism in The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Viewing a person less of who they are just because of a physical or social attribute that they relate to, is what is known as oppression. It is a social ill that has been present in the society since time immemorial, and due to the societal imbalances, the vice is hard to deal with. In ‘The Hunchback of Notre dame’, oppression is highly practiced and just like any other normal society, dealing with it is impossible. The film highlights different types of oppression and the imbalances that are present in a normal society in a story involving love, hatred, deceit, lust and vengeance....   [tags: The Hunchback of Notre Dame Essays]
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Exploring Pre 1914 Poetry - Exploring Pre 1914 Poetry A ballad is a poem which tells a story, there are three different types of ballad, literary, broadside and folk ballads. These all have a very strong narrative, contain strong characters and contain emotional political or social events or issues. Broadside ballads were very similar to the newspapers of today, the issues were mainly based on news and the language was simple, similar of that of tabloid newspapers to this day. These ballads were sometimes anonymous because they contained contervisal issues and political issues so therefore the author could be killed if the authorities disagreed....   [tags: Papers] 837 words
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Ode to a Grecian Urn by John Keats - “ Forever warm and still to be enjoyed; Forever panting and forever young….” These words from the poem, Ode to a Grecian Urn was written by John Keats, an English poet of the nineteenth century. This sentence expresses the romance and love of life that John Keats represented. Keats lived during the romantic period, which was a time that focused on the individual, emotions and nature. Although Keats died very young, during his short life he wrote many poems, particularly odes. An ode is a type of poem that can be about an object; a person or anything that one feels extremely passionate about....   [tags: Poem, Poetic Analysis, Biography, Writer]
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Ecocriticism: Literature and The Physical Environment - Ecocriticism is “'the study of the relationship between literature and the physical environment'” (Bressler 231). It holds that humans and the earth are interconnected and seeks both to explore the ways in which literature portrays this bond as well as advocates activism to help protect it. It is one of the more modern schools of literary theory but is a firmly established form of criticism, especially with the growing concern for the consequences of climate change caused by the imbalance between human consumption and environmental capacity....   [tags: Literature, Physical Environment]
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