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what is the impact of the poem la belle dam sans merci?

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emilybaxter | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 3, 2012 at 8:21 AM via web

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what is the impact of the poem la belle dam sans merci?

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usagolsem | College Teacher | (Level 1) Honors

Posted November 5, 2012 at 5:01 PM (Answer #1)

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As the poem is about a knight at arms and his attachment to a strange charming unknown beautiful lady whom the knight falls in love with at first sight a very sudden and unexpected impact rushes in our mind. The misfortune youth suffers from unfulfilled love, and betrayal of love of a foul love ! We, the human being are easily and freely captivated by beauty and love. How can a brave soldier become a victim of betrayal love ? We should seek the inner truth and beauty not the beauty of skin and pretence. Such false love makes our life ruined by ourselves. We may be much wary of such incident after this.

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