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1Imminent Dangers The Imminent Dangers of Falling in Love Cassandra Campbell-Bonas ENG 125- Introduction to Literature Prof: David Makhanlall May 9, 2011.
2Imminent Dangers The Imminent Dangers of Falling in Love For many years the topic of love has always been one of the most common and interesting themes when it comes to poetry. Despite the fact that there are many who are of the opinion that when you fall in love life is always smooth-sailing, I beg to differ as I believe that there are eminent dangers in falling in love and that even the strong can be entrapped by love. The following paper will be focused on the poem “La Belle Dame sans Merci” and will give insight into the elements of the poem that captured my attention. It will also entail what form of poetry it is as well as what I find engaging along with how the differences and/or similarities between its speech and poetic form affected my experience of the poem. I will also take into consideration how the poems language compares to everyday speech. “La Belle Dame sans Merci” is a literary ballad written by John Keats in the 19 th century and is centered on the theme of love. The thing that I find most attractive about this poem is the

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