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In "La Belle Dame sans Merci" two first-person narrators are in conversation. The first three stanzas are a question posed to the second, dominant narrator. The second narrator carries the remaining nine stanzas.
The poem "La Belle Dame sans Merci" is told in the present and past tense.
The French phrase "La Belle Dame sans Merci" translates as "The Beautiful Lady without Mercy." Mercy is used here in its sense of pity. The dominant narrator (a knight-at-arms) meets a beautiful lady who woos him and abandons him.
This study guide for John Keats's La Belle Dame Sans Merci offers summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents and Q&A pairs.