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La Belle Dame Sans Merci

Written by: John Keats
Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
Length: 2 mins
Categories: Classics, Poetry

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John Keats (1795-1821) was one of the great English Romantic poets. 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' is a haunting ballad describing a young knight whose very lifeblood and vitality have been drained by a beautiful but parasitic, fairylike vampire. This knight has now been left as an undead shell of his former self, alone on a barren hillside.

Public Domain (P)2016 Red Door Audiobooks

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  • 11-02-17

Haunting and Evocative

There are so many analyses of this poem; I have none to add. But, for me, it has always been haunting and faintly eerie--after all, " . . . her eyes were wild . . . "

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