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Illusions of Keats’ Femme Fatale

In “La Belle Dame sans Merci,” Keats places focus on the concept of illusions, like he did in “Lamia.” The dying knight, who meets the beautiful lady, ultimately falls victim to the illusion of her love and beauty. Interestingly, the … Continue reading

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When Words Do Not Suffice

As we discussed in class, the content of Lamia seems to be encapsulated in a moment from Rime of the Ancient Mariner:  Beyond the shadow of the ship,/ I watch’d the water-snakes:/ … O happy living things! no tongue/ Their beauty might declare:/ … Continue reading

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