Presentation on theme: "A poem that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture."— Presentation transcript:
A poem that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
La Belle Dame sans Merci by John Keats I met a lady in the meads Full beautiful, a faery's child; Her hair was long, her foot was light, And her eyes were wild. I set her on my pacing steed, And nothing else saw all day long; For sideways would she lean, and sing A faery's song.
Keats' poem describes the condition of an unnamed knight who has encountered a mysterious woman who is said to be "a faery's child.knightfaery The damsel told the knight that she "loved him true" Having realized something that the knight does not yet understand, the mysterious maiden sets the knight to sleep. The knight has a vision of "pale kings and princes," who cry, "La Belle Dame sans Merci [the beautiful, pitless damsel] hath thee in thrall!" He awakes to find himself on the same "cold hill's side"